What are two good characters to compare and contrast from this book and why?It's a question for a hard english class to write an essay and I'm failing and I don't know what characters to compare...

What are two good characters to compare and contrast from this book and why?

It's a question for a hard english class to write an essay and I'm failing and I don't know what characters to compare and contrast.

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Two characters who can easily be compared and contrasted are Amir and Hassan.  What you need to do is make a list of the ways in which they are similar, which is the comparison part, and a list of the ways they are different, which is the contrast part. For example, both have the same father and both are motherless, but one is the "master," while the other is the servant.

Once you have made your list of similarities and differences, you can write one body paragraph about all the similarities and another about all the differences, which is called the block method.  Or you can use the point by point method, which means writing a series of body paragraphs about each point you want to discuss, their father, their mothers, their socioeconomic group, and so on.

For either method of organization, be sure to write an introduction and a conclusion.  This is a great assignment, and one that could help you to succeed in this class.  Good luck!

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