Compare and contrast essay

Compare and contrast essay

“Girl” by Jamaica Kinkaid, “Lust” by Susan Minot

Compare and contrast the style and tone in these two stories. Discuss them in terms of the narrator, point of view, and character development. Who do you think is speaking (narrator) in each one? How are they alike? How are they different? What else do you find interesting or unique about these stories? Do these stories resonate with you at all? How? How not? 

Be sure to directly quote from the stories to support your ideas, (and document MLA style) as well as use the editor’s notes (documented as well). In addition, find at least one interview given by each of the authors, and quote from the information you found on the internet (document correctly!)

Format: 750 – 1000 words

  • Double space your essay
  • Use a Works Cited page (don’t forget your original source–the stories themselves!) pg, 940-947 and read the sample paper on 948, as well as the samples I have posted in the appropriate module in D2L Content.
  • Learn how to cite from an anthology and be sure you format the Works Cited page correctly. See sample essays in book and in D2L content.

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