Compare and contrast Toni Cade Bambaras The Lessonand ZZ Packers Brownies”

Toni Cade Bambaras The Lessonand ZZ Packers Browniescan be read as coming-of-age stories, in which a young protagonist changes over the course of the story and gains a maturing insight into herself and the world. Compare and contrast the ways in which Bambara and Packer portray the theme of coming of age. What does each young protagonist struggle with while growing up? What does each protagonist learn about herself and her world at the storys end? What role do adult figures play in both stories?

-for your introductory paragraph, condense plot summaries and avoid extensive philosophizing. use this space to introduce the stories briefly, outline the major similarities and differences, and state your thesis

-to provide an integrated analysis, be sure to make connections with the first text whle discussing the second, pointing out similarities and differences, and reminding your reader of your comparative purpose

-support your argument with strong textual evidence, including adequate details, examples and/or quoted passages from the text