The poems and stories we have discussed since your last essay provide us with views on the topic of the individual versus society. Choose two of these works and explain either the similarity or the difference between what they have to say about the individual versus society. Your essay should explain what the writers’ ideas are and support your observations with details, illustrations, and examples from the poems or stories. You can compare a poem to a poem, a short story with a short story, or a poem with a short story. Use the methods discussed in class for organizing a logical comparison or contrast essay and for referring to and incorporating quotations from literature in your own writing.
Purpose and audience
Your purpose is to write an analysis that shows either the similarity or the difference between the viewpoints expressed in two or more literary works. (Don’t try to show both; that is for the next essay.)
Your audience is someone who has read the works you are discussing but who has not thought as deeply and carefully as you have about the similarities or differences in the attitudes these works express or imply about the individual versus society.
Special expectations for this assignment
Put into practice what you’ve learned from the course materials about writing comparative literary analysis. Be sure to integrate material from the works appropriately to support your analysis, and follow the guidelines for MLA in-text citation