Writing A Good Comparative Essay. This post is inspired and based on my work for that.
Comparing Books. Know the Books. Whatever books you are comparing, you need to know them inside out, upside down and underwater.
You need to know when and why the author wrote the books, and what message he or she was trying to give. I had pages dedicated to Arthur Birling, and the way George treats Lennie. In my opinion, you should read the books through so you get an understanding of the plot and characters.
Comparing Two Books
Then you should re-read the book chapter by chapter, making notes on all the characters and all the major events in the books and any minor ones that are relevant. Write down how the characters progress, and what impression they seek to give.
By writing about 2 books in one essay, you should be getting pretty hot on these books. So now, you should go through the book making lists of quotes you like and think you could use.
Every quote has something to say, and you need to get a feel for the best ones. More on this next. Quotes are the heart and soul of your essay. Literally the whole wrihing is based around them. When making lists of quotes, you must be diligent in grouping them usefully.
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List them by character, by theme, by chronological order and anything else that may be of use to you. You need to know your quotes off by heart.
This is no mean feat, but it makes the whole process far easier, especially if you are writing for an exam it saves you wasting time seeking out the quotes in the book and copying them out that way.
How To Analyse a Quote.
I know it sounds cheesy, but it works very well, so here they are. Find a relevant quote. What is the suggested meaning of the quote.]