The Reflection of Satire in Political Cartoons

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Marwah Kareem Ali Department of Translation, College of Arts, Tikrit University
  • Asst. Prof. Wafaa Dahham Mohammed Department of Translation, College of Arts, Tikrit University

Abstract

Satire is a figurative device that is employed in different fields and different types of texts, especially politics. It is used for purposes of entertainment and hiding real meanings. However, most studies done on satire are related text analysis. Accordingly, this study aims at determining how satire is reflected in political cartoons. The data of this study is represented by American political cartoons on Donald Trump, to be analyzed critically in relation to reality. The study found that satire in cartoons on Trump reflect his egoism, ignorance and carelessness as clarified in the expressions used in American cartoons.

Published
May 1, 2022
How to Cite
ALI, Asst. Prof. Dr. Marwah Kareem; MOHAMMED, Asst. Prof. Wafaa Dahham. The Reflection of Satire in Political Cartoons. Journal of Language Studies, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 142-150, may 2022. ISSN 2616-6224. Available at: <http://jls.tu.edu.iq/index.php/lang/article/view/430>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/lang.v5i2.430.