Omparative esaay comparing three stories. Everyday Use”,Rose for Emily”,Dead Mans Path”. How each story shows progression.
Comparative esaay comparing three stories. Everyday Use”,Rose for Emily”,Dead Mans Path”. How each story shows progression.
Comparative Analysis Paper
For this paper, you will be asked to compare 2 of the texts weave covered in this class. You will need to choose a particular focus or frame of reference for comparison. This is similar to the analytical tool we discussed for the literary analysis paper. Consider a particular element of literature to use as a lens for comparison. For example, you could compare 2 characters, a common theme, or the narrators of the two stories.
Your thesis should present an argument about how the two stories relate to each other. Do the ideas in the stories reinforce or contradict each other? How do the stories interact or give readers more knowledge of your topic?
The purpose of a comparative analysis is not merely to point out similarities and differences between two stories. Your paper should give readers a deeper understanding of the stories through your analysis and comparison. It should demonstrate your ability to make connections between texts and real life experiences.
Your paper can be organized one of two ways. You may choose to write the first half of your paper by focusing on one of the stories. The second half of the paper would then focus on the other story. For example, if you were going to write a comparative analysis about Robert in a?Cathedrala? and Maggie in a?Everyday Use,a? you would write the first 3 pages of your paper focusing on Robertas character and the last 3 pages of your paper focusing on Maggieas character.
Alternately, you could choose to write a point-by-point analysis which would examine specific points in terms of both texts. For example, the first part of your paper would focus on Robertas blindness and Maggieas burns and mental condition as perceived disabilities. The next part of the paper would focus on how they are perceived or stereotyped by others. The final part of the paper might look at how these characters disprove the stereotypes about them.
Paper Criteria: This paper must be 6 pages in length and must cite extensively from the two primary texts. You should also find at least 3 secondary research sources to support your argument. As always, the paper should be in MLA-format and should be accompanied by a Works Cited page.