Do the authors want you, the reader, to do something after reading?
This is the second formal essay assignment for this class. Your essay must be a comparative analysis of two of the linked essays on superheroes and/or comic books that we’ve read so far this semester. Remember, you must use an identified frame of reference to illustrate a larger point you want to make about the two essays in question. The first step will be to brainstorm similarities and differences in what the essays are saying and how they say it. Pay attention to how each essay begins and ends. Do the authors want you, the reader, to do something after reading? In making their points do they characterize the same larger issue similarly? Once you have a healthy list of similarities and differences, you are ready to establish a valid frame of reference.
Some things to remember:
▪ Length (3-4) pages (minimum 1000 words)
▪ Your essay must reflect careful articulation of your subjects for comparison, basis for comparison and claims. In many cases, this will necessitate primary and secondary research.
▪ Quotes from texts must always be accompanied by your own explication and analysis, tying them into your overall argument. All evidence must be cited.
Projects must be typed and doubled-spaced, free of spelling and grammatical errors, and carefully crafted.