This cartoon was drawn by Dr. Seuss during WWII. This is obviously pro-war propaganda; Adolf Hitler and General Hideki Tojo, leaders of American WWII enemies Germany and Japan, respectively, are portrayed in a terrible light. Their features are grotesquely exaggerated, making them look foreign and therefore very un-American. They seem to be sneering and scoffing obnoxiously, and the text of cartoon suggests that they are sneering at America and, by extension, you as an individual. The objective of Dr. Seuss is to hit a nerve in the American people– to express that these foreigners, these savages, are our enemies and must be demolished. It compels you to be patriotic, because these sneering villains are trying to take your freedom and your national integrity. It is a very effective piece of propaganda.

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