Perhaps you have been assigned a comparative essay in class, or need to write a comprehensive comparative report for work.
In order to write a stellar comparative essay, you have to start off by picking two subjects that have enough similarities and differences to be compared in a meaningful way, such as two sports teams or two systems of government.
I know last year I had to write an extended piece on ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’.
This post is inspired and based on my work for that. Find a relevant quote: Whatever point you are trying to prove, you need to choose a quote that has a lot to say about it.
He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
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Then you should re-read the book chapter by chapter, making notes on all the characters and all the major events in the books (and any minor ones that are relevant). Finally, an ostrich will stick its head in the sand when in trouble, instead of trying to avoid its problems. If you can come up with a really good alternate interpretation of a quote that shows another aspect of things, then that’s some serious points.
Write down how the characters progress, and what impression they seek to give. Try for an analogy or such like, or even try to link it to another quote.
I know it sounds cheesy, but it works very well, so here they are. Social Historical Context: This is the hardest one of them all in my opinion.
It is very impressive if you can weave Social Historical Context (SHC) into your quote analysis.