Political Cartoon Analysis: The Vietnam War

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VIETNAM WAR “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality and its stupidity”. This quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower shows the true picture of the war. War is an enemy of all the humanity and human civilization. Wars are necessary evils and their horrors are of such magnitude that they can’t be described in words. Thousands of people lost their homes and many people were made orphan and widows. War brings hatred and spreads falsehood. The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam also known as “Viet Cong” against South Vietnam and its ally The United States. During this period more than 3 million people including 58,000 Americans and more than 1.5…show more content…
As the Vietnam War went on, many Americans began arguing about it, particularly at many colleges, students marched and protest against the war. But not all the people, mainly rich adults didn’t greet these young protesters favorable. The political cartoon titled “Name a Clean One” published by Highsmith Inc. in 1995, uses the expression of characters and text to show the reality of the war. In the cartoon, all the common people were shown as the young middle class who were protesting against the rich man, probably a politician who thinks war is justified. All the common people were different from each other and have a different occupation. They were holding a banner to convey their message that war is worthless and…show more content…
It has always been the greatest stain on humanity. All the medium uses different style to illustrate that war destroys everything in its path and brings melancholy with it. Through expressions and text, political depicts that wars are brutal and miserable. Then the movie further expanded the idea by showing that it doesn 't allow human to live their life through dialogues and imagery. Through real life examples, the newspaper article adds to the idea that it destroys human physically and mentally and creates a sense of misery and hopelessness. War have so much distressing and disheartening stuff that its beyond imaginable. War not only hampers the development the nation but also slows down the pace of progress of mankind. It was created by man himself but now it is beyond the control of the humans. Now to stop the war, the whole of the human race has to think about it for the sake of humanity otherwise, nothing will remain neither war nor
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