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The Compare-Contrast Essay. Which short story is more dystopian?. The Compare-Contrast Essay. Pick 2 of the 3 short stories we’ve read in the dystopia unit so far: “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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the compare contrast essay

The Compare-Contrast Essay

Which short story is more dystopian?

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The Compare-Contrast Essay
  • Pick 2 of the 3 short stories we’ve read in the dystopia unit so far:
    • “The Sniper” by Liam O’Flaherty
    • “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
    • “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
the compare contrast essay continued
The Compare-Contrast Essay Continued…
  • Your task is to decide which of the two more accurately displays a dystopian world
  • Your essay should make reference to 3 dystopia elements, a different one in each paragraph
    • Refer to your “Dystopia: Characteristics and Definitions” handout
format of the essay
Format of the Essay
  • 5 Paragraphs:
    • Introduction – includes texts to be examined, thesis statement, and essay plan
    • Body #1 – 1 comparison or concession between the two texts
    • Body #2 – 1 contrast between the two texts
    • Body #3 – 1 different contrast between the two texts
    • Conclusion – wrap up your essay by re-stating your thesis and comparisons/contrasts
things to keep in mind
Things to keep in mind:
  • Don’t loose sight of your thesis! This should be woven throughout your essay in a point/proof/explain method, similar to previous essays
  • Remember to use examples from the texts to support your claims
  • Use MLA format correctly in page setup, quotations, citations, and Works Cited page
process
Process
  • Essay Outline – due Thursday, November 22, at the end of class
  • Peer Edit – Rough Copy due Friday, November 30
  • Good copy – due Thursday, December 6
final reminders
Final Reminders
  • Refer to your essay handout for rubric and additional information
  • Your teacher is always here for you! Seek extra help WELL BEFORE all deadlines if you need it
  • This presentation will be posted on the course website for your reference (lmauer.wikispaces.com)