Compare and Contrast Essays on Literature

Examples of Compare and Contrast essays on Literature

Compare and Contrast
Essay on Racism and religious discrimination in society (Baldwin and Rodriguez comparison) James Baldwin with his “Letter from a region of my mind" and Richard Rodriguez with his “Complexion” are outstanding writers who made an attempt and managed to reveal the true essense of the racial issues of the society.  As both of them belong to racial minorities, these two works were written under the influence of experience not only discrimination but a desperate struggle to be equal and have the same life opportunities.
Dave Letterman vs Shakespeare comedy Essay “The guy who kinda looks like me is the guy that brings me a joy” is true for both Dave Letterman’s Late Show and William Shakespeare’s play The Comedy of Errors. Both the Comedy or Errors and Dave Feature contain many mix-ups. These features result from the existence of look-alikes. However, the confusion that results from look-alike effect and usually makes the public laugh is not the only effect of the play.
Arnold and Toplady Poetry Essay Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) English poet and cultural critic worked in the capacity of an inspector of schools. Matthew Arnold was a sage writer, who chastised and instructed his readers on the then contemporary social issues.By contrast, Augustus Montague Toplady (1740 –1778) was an Anglican hymn-writer and clergyman. A major Calvinist opponent to John Wesley, he is mostly remembered as the author of the ‘Rock of Ages’ hymn.
Childhood in Araby by James Joyce essay  James Joyce’s “Araby” has all rights to be regarded as a marvellously evocative short story. The story can be analyzed as a very interior sort of story that combines the elements of action. In general, the actions occur inside the narrator’s head. One more objective of the story is to track the track the changes that occur within the protagonist.
Comparison of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Marsha Norman’s “Night, Mother” The basic themes that unite both of the plays are: family relations, suicide and psychological condition of the characters. “Hamlet” is a description of deformed mother-son (Gertrude-Hamlet) and father-daughter (Polonius-Ophelia) relations. It is Hamlet’s tragedy of a lost father whom he loved and the impossibility to accept his replacement. It is Ophelia’s tragedy of lack of will and not getting the understanding of her love from the side of her father.
Difficulties in making a movie from a book essay One of the major difficulties in making a movie out of a book is that it is hard to make words into image and sometimes it results in a movie with poor quality. This is a theorem that does no need any other proof except watching existing movies and therefore it becomes an axiom. One of the most important fields concerning this problem is the media field. Books deliver their core with the help of words.
Utopia essay Through the existance of this “perfect” society the author develops his point of view about our real world. In spite of the cruelty of our world and its ignorance it is still better than living in the ideal-world model of El Dorado. El Dorado was a place with ordinary houses built in “the manner of a European palace” , children showing “contempt for gold and precious stones”, a place where everybody is being extremely polite and “there is no necessity of having any money at all”.
Krakauer's "Into the wild" and Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed" essay Barbara’s Ehrenreich’s „Nickel and Dimed“ is a very interesting work taking into account its peculiarities. The author becomes the main personage of the book. The task that Ehrenreich had before she started writing the book, was the following: to “taste” the life of one of the 12 million working women after the welfare reform. She, being a middle class representative rejected all the material privileges she possessed except $1000,a car, to save her time and a lap top.
"North and South" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" comparison essay Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is a creation of the opposition of two spiritual essences. Basically, it goes about the “mutation” that Dr. Jekyll’s personality goes through. Through the story of Dr. Jekyll the author talks about the “unrevealed” side of the society. The analysis of the deep context of the book brings the reader to the understanding that Dr. Jekyll’s duplicity is nothing but the personification of social issues.
The theme of loosing of a loved one in literature essay “The management of grief” by Bharati Mukherjee is a story of another type of grief. A story of a woman Shaila who as many of her friends lost her dear men in a tragedy caused by a bomb in the Metro, apolitical issue. Shaila lives in memories: “They remind me of when my sons were small, on Mother’s Day…they would make big, sloppy omelets. I would lie in bed pretending I didn’t hear them” [1,626].

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