TRA: Godzilla

Godzilla: Satirical Saturday Cartoon on Art by Alex Brenchley 2019

Godzilla: Satirical Saturday Cartoon on Art by Alex Brenchley 2019
Godzilla: Satirical Saturday Cartoon on Art by Alex Brenchley 2019

 

Godzilla as Metaphor

Godzilla has been considered a filmographic metaphor for the United States, as well as an allegory of nuclear weapons in general. The earlier Godzilla films, especially the original, portrayed Godzilla as a frightening nuclear-spawned monster. Godzilla represented the fears that many Japanese held about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the possibility of recurrence. As the series progressed, so did Godzilla, changing into a less destructive and more heroic character as the films became geared more towards children. Since then, the character has fallen somewhere in the middle, sometimes portrayed as a protector of the world from external threats and other times as a bringer of destruction. – Wikipedia

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A satirical cartoonist based in London

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