The Political Cartoon: How The Author Uses Visual Rhetoric’s To Portray Discrimination Of Native Americans
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Visual rhetorics is used to represent the discrimination Native Americans experienced during this period. The tension on both men’s faces is evident in this cartoon. In this political comic, the Indians, not the whites, are the ones that gave up the land.
The treatment of Native Americans is inappropriate, but accurate. A white male walks out the front of a coffee shop. During this time, a Native American passing by notices “Indians only use the backdoor”. The sign at the far left of the photo says “We are American, buy War Bonds”. The political cartoon illustrates how everyone believes that all people are equal, but the sign on the window tells the Native Americans to use the back entrance. In life they are also forced to use a back door. The words of the cartoon help the viewer to realize that Native Americans aren’t treated equally with white men. The author created this image to illustrate the discrimination faced by Native Americans in American society.