Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Origen: El Mirador, 16-4-1931
Purpose: This cartoon is harder to interpret. It was two days after the elections where the Republicans/Socialists won 46 of 52 provincal capitals. The Second Republic had just begun, and this seems to show that the people where happy and hopeful with it.
Limitations: A bit too broad of a message.
Value: Though simple, it gives us an idea of the sentiment at the time. The lady is holding the scale, which signifies justice. So it seems that the writer feels like the Second Republic is a fair government being born from the voting box (or the people). It makes you feel like the republic will succeed or soar as the people are doing in the picture

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