Comparing Short Stories
Write an essay comparing and
contrasting either the plots, characters, or both of 2 of these 3 short stories
of your choosing. (“The Jewels” by Anton
Chekhov, “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” by Leo Tolstoy, or “The Bet” by Anton
Chekhov) Each of these stories are
examples of realism.
* I need a Rough Draft and a Final Draft.
The essay should be written in this
Use a clear thesis statement
to identify the issue, key points, and your focus on similarities, differences,
information for the historical period.
Name the titles and authors
of the literature.
Develop each of the key
points of your thesis.
Use literary evidence and
elaboration as support for each of your key points.
Clarify your method of
organization - block, point-by-block, or a combination.
Summarize the key points
about each work of literature.
Restate your thesis.
Close with a final, dramatic