Sunday, February 24, 2013

Blog #4 : Loss of Innocence

Loss of Innocence 

This social cartoon themed "Little Red Riding Hood" was one I found entertaining.
It depicts a police investigation; two police officers question a wolf as he is the suspect present at the scene of a young girl's murder. One of the officers say, " He [The Wolf] claims she was skipping around in a threatening way, carrying a suspicious package and wearing a hoodie". What adds to the satirical nature of this cartoon is how the wolf describes the young girl [ Little Red Riding Hood] as the perpetrator, seeing as she is only a innocent little girl. The most ironic part of his statement to the police was how he said that she was 'skipping around in a threatening way'. First off, if you compare the stature of both these characters, there is no way that a small little girl could pose any threat to a voracious predator such as a wolf. If the girl wanted to skip around she had the right to do that- a wolf should in no way feel threatened by an young child. In addition, you can clearly see that the wolf is holding a gun in his right hand.  The officers never asked 'Why the wolf had a gun'? or 'What was he doing prowling around a young girl'? The cartoon automatically suggests, out of social practice in modern day society, that suspects ( in this case Little Red Riding Hood) are indicted with very little evidence against them.
In a broader perspective, the cartoon is depicting the tendency of judging that people are guilty based on a loose description unless they are proven to be innocent. 

Name of Cartoonist: Dark Ow

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