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Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Questions for Analysis 42 points A U.S. Air Force general decides to launch a nuclear attack against the Russians for his own ridiculous and insane reasons. He actually initiates the process, which may be unstoppable. This act will almost certainly mean the destruction of the world, as the Russians have a secret “Doomsday” device that will destroy the Earth if they are attacked. The American military and politicians must decide what to do to stop him. 1. Why might the director use satire (see reverse for definition) instead of straightforward drama to present his message? To be funny and to try and trick/confuse them. 2. Why does General Jack Ripper, commander of the 843 rd Bomb Wing, launch his bombers at Russia? Explain: 3. Explain the ‘peace is our profession’ sign you see on the American Air Force base throughout the movie. How is this being used as a joke by the film director?

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