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NaiTasha Andrews March 13, 2018 HIS Week Two Assignment Cartoon: The Big Stick In The Caribbean Sea What character (s) are in the cartoon? In this cartoon president Roosevelt is the main character and they depict him as a giant play with toy boats which happen to be big battleships. Above his head flying towards him are vultures flying towards him. What symbols and actions does the artist employ in the cartoon: There is a lot of symbolization within this cartoon of President Roosevelt playing with looks like toy ship. Roosevelt is a giant which shows the increasing power that US has in foreign land. His clothes and equipment symbolize militaristic that the US government has over foreign policy. The battleships that are made to look like they are his toys symbolizes the interventionists stance taking by Roosevelt administration. He leads the battleships in paternalistic and protective half circle to secure the Caribbean island for the interest of America. Roosevelt Big Stick symbolizes his moto of speak softly and carry a big stick. This is shown as the executive abuse in foreign
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  • Winter '17
  • Dr. Benjamin Christensen
  • Nicaragua

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