Fahrenheit 451 Unit 2 Source 2 Analysis

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Source 1 is a political cartoon that depicts Hitler’s rule in Nazi Germany in 1936. The cartoonist portrays Hitler standing proudly and doing the Nazi salute while proclaiming that he has “restored honour and freedom to the German people.” In 1936, Adolf Hitler contravened the Treaty of Versailles and sent thousands of troops to Rhineland, which is to be a demilitarized land and refused to pay the reparations. By doing so, Hitler appealed to the German people who felt that the treaty, including the War Guilt Clause, was a source of shame to the country and he quickly rose to power. Additionally, Hitler rose Germany out of poverty and reduce unemployment drastically. The majority of the German people, as portrayed in the source, therefore looks …show more content…

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