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WMS Research Libguides: Unit 5: Dystopian/Science Fiction/Fantasy

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Satire Cartoon: The Plumb-pudding in Dangar

Satire: The Plumb-pudding in Danger

Published in 1805, this cartoon depicts the French emperor and British prime minister battling for bigger portions of a globe-shaped dessert. Gillray satirizes French and British political ambitions by recasting the two leaders' competition for global dominance as a fight at the dinner table. While leaders often present their expansion efforts as being for the good of the nation, Gillray links their desire for new territory to their endless appetite for personal fame and power.

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