It was his earliest recollection of what was to be his habitual response to the promise of white people: horror and an instinctive yearning for safety.
For example, you might decide that in , being a true gentleman is not about luxury and self-indulgence but hard work and productivity.
The list you have generated is not yet your outline for the essay, but it should provide you with enough similarities and differences to construct an initial plan.
There is a level of fear and underlying evil in Puritan settings in both stories.
Although the assignment may say “compare,” the assumption is that you will consider both the similarities and differences; in other words, you will compare and contrast.
A more complex thesis will usually include both similarities and differences.
A comparison and contrast essay compares two similar objects, or contrasts dissimilar objects, in a way that readers become informed about the advantages and disadvantages of both the objects.
But there’s something familiar about the fortune hunters, the status seekers, the thwarted loves, the meddling friends, the public displays, the comic manners, and the sharp competitiveness—all find their counterparts in Jane Austen and Edith Wharton.
Only now, three-minute get-to-know-you tryouts in a TV studio substitute for three-minute waltzes at a ball.
He lost all 88 acres of his Indian mother’s inheritance to legal predators who built their fortunes on the likes of him.
He was an unreconstructed black pessimist who, in spite of or because of emancipation, was convinced for 85 years that there was no hope whatever for black people in this country.