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Comparing two texts: Comparative Essay

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Things to compare in preparation for completing a comparative (Compare and Contrast) Essay.

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Comparing two texts: Comparative Essay

  1. 1. Comparing two texts – Things to mention 2016
  2. 2. Text type • Book • Film • Play • The basics of each text – date of publication, page length. • The features of each text type.
  3. 3. Creator: Author / Director / Playwright • Gender • Age / Generation • Personal History • Upbringing • Educational Background • Racial Background / Ancestry • Pre-occupations and common themes across texts • Elements of style • Filmography / Playbill / Publication list
  4. 4. Plot - Events • Establishment – Beginning • Conflict – The juicy problem • Resolution – The ending • Acts of conflict • Acts of violence • Acts of love
  5. 5. Themes • What are the themes of each text? • Shared Themes – Unique Themes – Shared Themes • How are each of these themes addressed? • Love • Privilege • Hate • Friendship • Family • Power • Gifts
  6. 6. Symbols • Images or objects that are used to communicate other associated ideas. • Cats • Dagger • Weapons • Vision • Darkness • Animals • Cars
  7. 7. Motifs • Reoccurring images or objects that are used to send a broader or bigger message. • Mockingbirds • Dagger • Bloodstains • A red skyline • A flock of birds
  8. 8. Morals / Message / Lesson • What is the moral, message or lesson of the text? • Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. • Don’t trust outsiders. • You must love yourself to love others. • Hate breeds hate. • Racism is a illness of society.
  9. 9. Rating • How appropriate is each text for different age groups? • 0-5 years of age • Primary school aged • Secondary school aged • Elderly • What film rating would you give each text? • G – PG – M – MA15+ - R
  10. 10. Language Use • Basic elements: • Chapter Length • The amount of dialogue / action / description • Dialogue: • Colloquial / Formal / Informal • Naturalistic / Non-naturalistic

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