Comparison​ of the odyssey and the great gatsby

Instructions: for this analysis, you will write an essay analyzing characters from two literary works, one of which you will have read in class, the other of which you will choose from the accompanying list (see below). Each must be from a genre different from the other: so, poetry and novel, drama and novel, etc. In the essay, you will answer specific questions about the characters, analyzing, comparing, and then judging the author’s purpose in portraying them as he does. It is important to keep in mind the lessons from the class as you prepare and then write your essay and to introduce your knowledge of what you’ve learned whenever you can, but especially when pertinent.

Content: First part: Your first chosen work: zero in on the most important main character in
the work and the most important “supporting” character in your judgment.
Why are they the most important? Be sure to include no less than two (2) grounds for each one in this paragraph, justifying why they are most important.

Second part: Your second chosen work: zero in on the most important main character
in the work and the most important “supporting” character in your judgment. Why are they the most important? Be sure to include no less than two (2) grounds for each one this paragraph, justifying why they are most important.

Third part: Comparison: how are the characters importantly the same or different
from each other? Be sure to include no less than three (3) comparisons for this paragraph.

Fourth part: How do these characters specifically tie in to the “Centering Topics” from the syllabus? Be sure you include no less than two (2) connections.

Fifth part: What is your “takeaway” from this exercise? What should another person know about these literary works and their main characters?

This paper is about *your* thought amounting to *your* analysis. Nonetheless, your analysis MUST be grounded in what is actually to be read in your texts. (Use quotations very sparingly.)
Think about what the author is actually saying and how it is being said.

Length: two and one-half to three (2 ½-3) pages total not including the title page, any notes or bibliography.
(YOU MUST EDIT YOUR PAPER CAREFULLY FOR LENGTH BEFORE TURNING IT IN!)
Title page: The paper must include a separate title page, with the author’s name and the title of the class in the upper right hand corner. The title of the essay must be centered in the middle of the title page. The
date must be centered at the page’s bottom. The title page is not part of the essay page total.
Text: Text is printed only on one side of each page and stapled together. Lines are double-spaced. Its font is 12pt Times New Roman; margins are 1” at the sides, top and bottom.
Other: Papers must be stapled, not folded over or paper-clipped. If you endnote – no footnotes! – use APA style.

 

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