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hello everyone,so im studying the course of comparative literature and we finished the...

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saleogirl | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM via web

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hello everyone,

so im studying the course of comparative literature and we finished the introduction and theoritical part. the teacher asked us to make a presentation and the idea of this presentation is to compare between two different works of literature that are similar to eachother like Robinson Crusoe and Hayy ibn Yaqzan, or between two works of art that have the same idea like a song and a story or a poem and a novel and so on.

so please if you have an idea of what works i should work on or if you know any names please help me, I really would be so greatful

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handbooktoliterature | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 29, 2013 at 12:14 PM (Answer #1)

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Romeo and Juliet with The Coffin Quilt. Both deal with forbidden love, loyalty, and feuds. 

 

Les Miserables and The Odyssey. The Odyssey is the archetype of an Epic Myth and Les Miserables is often argued as the Romantic version.

 

The Great Gatsby and John Cheever's The Swimmer (short story). They both touch upon the false American Dream.

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