Morals and Ethics in Cartoons Our readings tell us that cartoons hold so much more information than.
Morals and Ethics in Cartoons
Our readings tell us that cartoons hold so much more information than meets the eye. The situations faced by the characters teach us about morals and values in addition to providing daily humor.
Think about the cartoon Dilbert and his life in Corporate America. His white shirt and tie, and his use of humor, diffuse the monotony of his life behind the same desk using the same pencil each day.
In your local newspaper, online, on television, watch a cartoon or read a comic strip. Find an example with a moral or ethical dilemma, concern, or conflict.
In a brief 1-2 page essay, describe the character’s dilemma. Is it obvious or subtle? How is the dilemma resolved in the end? Is this an accurate portrayal of modern life?
The cartoon chosen is Andy Capp which is a British comic strip that has appeared in The Daily Mirror newspaper since 1957. Andy is a working class figure who lives in a harbor town in north east England. He however does not work and is seen spending most of his time in the local pub, drinking and chasing after barmaids. He his addicted to girls despite his being married to Florrie, who is popularly known in the comic strip as Flo. He borrows the money he spends with the numerous women from his wife who works as a ch…
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