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'A Giant in a Germ'-2

Using the following questions as guides you can now examine the links between this Punch cartoon and the debates about electricity that were going on in the late 1870s and the early 1880s.

Question 1

What type of publication was Punch?

How would you go about finding out what this cartoon was commenting on?

Question 2

What kind of message does Punch's decision to relate electricity to the figures of Titan, Puck, and Ariel send?

Question 3

What is different about this depiction in comparison to the Mary and Marianne derived depictions that were the subject of the previous stage of this tutorial?

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