A Sea of Garbage

After reading An Ocean of Plastic, analyze these cartoons to answer the following questions.


A tsunami is a large wave of water in the ocean. What is the word being used to indicate in the top cartoon?

What analogy—comparison between two things—is the artist making with the jug in the bottom cartoon?

What message is each cartoon trying to convey to readers? Do they succeed?

What techniques—like humor, exaggeration, labels, symbols, or analogies—do the cartoonists use to make their points?