Comparison/Contrast Essay – Please Read Instructions Carefully
Compare “The 5:22” story found at https://georgeharrarbooks.com/the-522/ and also story “The Happy Prince” found at https://mookiejt.neocities.org/happyprince.htm Your comparison should go beyond comparing the stories (i.e., plot) and instead focus on elements of the short stories. An example (that does not meet the assignment) would be to compare Chopins use of nature in The Story of an Hour and The Storm. That example would require analyzing the words she uses to evoke nature, as well as detailing why she uses those words and images in each story. Do they have the same purpose and effect, e.g.? Finally, you would need to come to a conclusion about the similarities and differences. You can compare themes, lessons, character, styles, settings or any other element. The point of the essay should be either to show us things that appear similar yet have subtle differences or to show us things that appear very different yet contain similar properties. Requirements: This essay should be prepared in MLA style, with a Works Cited page. MLA style requirements include typed, double-spaced, standard 12-pt font. Organization: Remember your rules for comparison/contrast papers. A point by point method is usually better than a subject by subject method. That is, if you have three points (similarities/differences), it is probably better to organize your paper the following way: I. Introduction II. Point 1 (similarity/difference) A. Story 1 B. Story 2 III. Point 2 (similarity/difference) A. Story 1 B. Story 2 IV. Point 3 (similarity/difference) A. Story 1 B. Story 2 V. Conclusion Dont forget to have a thesis. That is, what are you trying to say by making this comparison? The point is not just to make a list of similarities and differences. What do these similarities or differences mean to us?