It’s time to reflect on the “Street Calculus” carton by Garry Trudeau. What are your first impressions of this cartoon?
Write a 500 to 750-word entry analyzing the “Street Calculus” cartoon. You can use the guiding questions that I posted on Blackboard. Be sure to include a good headline, a featured image for your post, and make sure that it is interactive.
1. It’s time to reflect on the “Street Calculus” carton by Garry Trudeau. What are your first impressions of this cartoon? What do you see? What story is being told in this cartoon? Where are the two people? What are they thinking? The title is “Street Calculus.” What is the artist trying to say?
2. Now focus on the thought bubbles. What do you notice? What is the same about both lists? What is different? What do you think is missing from either list? What might influence what’s on the list? How might these lists shape the choices these people make (beyond greeting each other)? What would it take to change the lists?
3. Expand beyond the cartoon. Do you think this is realistic? Do people have lists? Does the thought process these characters are going through seem reasonable? How aware do you think they are of their lists? When someone sees you walking down the street, what lists might they make about you?
4. Think about a group of people who are different from you. What lists are used to describe them? Where do you think such lists come from? Is it okay to act on them?
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