Jul 25

How Cartoons Represent Lawyers & the Law



Cartoons are generally directed to the little audiences, however, “they are also utilized in representing humorous intentions, especially in a world of politics and law” argues Mike who worked for Divorce Avocats Firm in Paris


The cartoons that represent the world of law is different from how cartoons are usually portrayed. Most of the cartoons shown in television are mainly for entertainment purposes only, especially when they are geared towards the children. However, when they are used in law and politics, it sends a particular message to the public, whether this is in opposition to or in agreement with the current world of events, politics or government. However, most of these political cartoons are geared towards going against who or what is being portrayed there. You can find these types of cartoons in the editorial section of a newspaper.


What Makes Political Cartoons and its Presentation of the Law Different?

One of the things that make political cartoons entirely different is how it is geared towards the adults, particularly those who are interested in the current political situation. The way they are drawn varies, but most of it are drawn out to be funny and exaggerated to the point that it represents how they see the current world of politics is. It may seem that these cartoons about law or politics is out there to prove a point or persuade its readers – since political cartoons are placed together with the featured editorial piece. Its main purpose is to make the reader or the viewer think about the current state of events. Some of them also try to sway the reader’s opinion toward the perspective of the cartoonist. The best cartoonist working in this field can make you sway your opinion to their side without you realizing it. They are very good at this, and you will wonder how they did it.


The Cartoonist’s techniques of persuasion

The cartoonist has several techniques or methods to use when it comes to persuading its viewers or readers. Not all cartoonist use all of these techniques, but the ones that have a lot of persuasions to do make use of the most of it. These techniques include exaggeration, analogy, labeling, irony and symbolism.


Once you see these elements clearly in every political cartoon you see, you will get their point very clearly. You will also be aware of any bias or slant in the view of politics that the author is currently on. It will be easier to make up the mind of the reader or the viewer once they realize where the cartoonist is leading them and what their message is really about.


You will start asking yourself what the cartoon represents and what is the author’s message behind it. If you ask for another’s opinion regarding the political cartoon you see in the same newspaper, they will probably have a different conclusion than you do. That is another purpose of doing political cartoons – drawing out different opinions. And majority that has the same conclusion about it is usually the one that is considered to have the perfect description of what the cartoon is trying to say.


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