Write a compare and contrast essay of no more than 700 words on the following 2 short stories:
“Rules of the game” by Amy Tan and “Death by landscape” by Margaret Atwood
Specifically, Chose 1 of the following:
1. using the 2 stories, compare and contrast the use point of view OR
2. using the 2 stories, compare and contrast the protagonists’ isolation from the world and people around them
Instructions for the essay:
In your introductory paragraph:
Introduce your chosen stories (with their full titles) and their authors.
Identify clearly your essay topic—the subject of your comparison/contrast.
Include a strong thesis statement on the comparison and contrast topic that indicates what a reader ultimately can learn from the comparison/contrast.
Forecast the categories of the comparison and contrast that your essay will analyze in detail.
In your analysis in the body of your essay:
Make effective use of topic sentences to identify the categories of comparison or contrast in your analysis.
Support your comments with evidence (paraphrase and direct quotations) from your chosen stories.
Explain the significance of each piece of evidence you present as it relates to your thesis.
Contribute to your reader’ understanding of the two stories as a whole.
In your concluding paragraph:
Summarize how your analysis of the categories of comparison/contrast supports your thesis.
Restate in different words the purpose of your comparison/contrast.