Omparative Essay: Story of an Hourand The Day it Happened”

Compare Story of an Hourby Kate Chopin and The Day it Happenedby Rosario Morales

Requirements for comparative essay:

Compare ONE of the following: themes, styles, characters, behaviors, attitudes.Suggestion: Theme: marriage and freedom

Instructor note: Successful comparisons have these qualities: a valid basis for the comparison, limited focus and information that captures the readeras attention.

Give examples and use direct quotes from the works to support views. Try to reveal something not obvious.

Essay should include at least two differences and two similarities.

Clarify precisely what is being compared and keep comparison alive throughout (precise nature of the comparison in which the essay is exploring).

If applicable, point out foreshadowing and irony of circumstances.

Use ONE of these two styles:
Chunking/Blocking
Sequencing