How do you start a comparison essay between a movie and the original play?I have to write an essay after I read the original play and watch a movie about it. I am supposed to make the essay as a...

How do you start a comparison essay between a movie and the original play?

I have to write an essay after I read the original play and watch a movie about it. I am supposed to make the essay as a critical analysis and I have no clue how to start.

Please help me with this!

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that your introduction should outline the basic idea of your paper.  Since you are going to be comparing the different levels between the film and the play, I think that your introduction might want to open up how the play was ripe for cinematic representation.  This might involve briefly discussing the initial reaction to the play.  If the play was not received well, it seems highly unlikely that it would have been made into a film.  This might find its way into the introduction that opens up how the topic can develop.  At the same time, I think that you might want to talk about how there are specific differences between any cinematic representation and its dramatic interpretation on stage.  This will also allow you to be able to bring out your thesis statement, suggesting that there is specific

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