Omparative Essay of Uncle Toms Cabin and Benito Cereno

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Write a 6-8 page essay that compares Uncle Toms Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe to Benito Cereno by Herman Melville. The purpose of your paper is to use the comparison to illuminate understanding of both texts by showing their similarities and differences. In particular, you should pay attention to issues of point of view, genre conventions and form, and use of language. How do the differences between the texts have consequences for the ideas, meanings, and images of slavery that the texts express? Your paper should express some interpretation of the way in which the meaning of the texts is related to the genres and points of view. It is important that your paper build upon the skills developed in the first three papers: description, interpretation, and formal analysis. Your paper should have a clear thesis, summarize and analyze the texts under consideration, and develop your own point of view. Make sure papers are free of grammatical, spelling and typographical errors.