Political Cartoon Analysis Napoleon Barbershop

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Sarah Lowery History 102 Batham 19 January 2009 Political Cartoon Analysis: http://www.angelfire.com/nb2/drook/images/shave.gif In this particular political cartoon, Napoleon is acting as a barber in a barbershop and is shaving the heads and beards completely bald of the other leaders of other countries. The barbershop is supposed to represent the state of Europe in 1806, as it says in the bottom right corner. On the wall, a poster is hanging and it says “Nap. Boney (Napoleon Bonaparte): shaver general to most of the Sovereigns on the Continent”. This shows that the shop is Napoleon’s and his “license” showing his barber eligibility is written by him. This is symbolic of France at the time, Napoleon is going by his own rules, just as the barbershop is. Another symbol featured in the cartoon is Napoleon’s significant height difference. In the cartoon (and in real life) Napoleon is very small, this
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