Reputations Themes & Motifs

Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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Effects of the Abuse by the Media

As a political cartoonist, it is Mallarino’s job to make statements based on current events. Mallarino uses the caricature, which features exaggerated representations of political leaders, to make his statements. Just as the minister says in her speech at Mallarino’s awards ceremony, many people align their view of society to what they see in Mallarino’s cartoons. He has the power through his work to color the way the public sees social and political events and people.

As their marriage is deteriorating, Mallarino and Magdalena disagree about the power of Mallarino’s cartoons. Mallarino argues that political cartoonists are needed to tell people what to think. He has the opinion that without him, the public would be unable to interpret social and political events and draw their own conclusions about those events. Magdalena gives the general population more...

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