Comparison between Hamlet and Laertes by / On April 25, 2018 / In Uncategorized Paper instructions:Compare:Hamlet/Laertes and then write an essay in which you compare and contrast them in terms of two points of comparison. What are “points of comparison”? They can be aspects of human nature, tendencies, values, personality traits, fears, etc. For example, if “honesty” is worth noting in terms of both of your characters, then make a case for that in your essay. Both characters may be remarkably honest; or one character may be honest and the other dishonest; or they may both struggle within themselves between honesty and dishonesty; or they may be honest about some things but dishonest about others. You may write anything as long as the point of the comparison is pertinent, worthwhile, and clearly-explained. Some examples of points of comparison are intelligence, willpower, nurturing abilities, cowardice, sense of humor, open-mindedness, empathy, greed, envy, laziness, impulsiveness, etc. Your thesis will be a clearly-worded statement in which you identify which two characters and which two traits you will be addressing, and then a more general thematic conclusion based upon those facts (your “so what”). For example: *Characters: St. John and Mr. Brocklehurst *Points of comparison: tendency to impose religious views on others/willingness to give all for own beliefs Thesis: Although St. John Rivers and Mr. Brocklehurst are both highly religious characters who impose their views on others, St. John alone is willing to put his own life at risk for his ideals. This difference shows that outwardly fervent religious behavior does not always indicate a true commitment to faith. Your thesis will likely end up being two sentences, and that’s okay. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PAPER… CLICK HERE TO HAVE A SIMILAR A+ QUALITY PAPER DONE FOR YOU BY ONE OF OUR WRITERS WITHIN THE SET DEADLINE AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE….. Obviously, your choice of points of comparison is key to writing a strong analysis. Choose points that allow you to say something worthwhile about the play. Also, choose points of comparison whose existence (or absence) you will be able to prove with textual evidence. (Is Ophelia lazy? We don’t really know, as we have no evidence either way. Don’t use that as a point of comparison for her.) Organization of your essay Introduction paragraph Trait A: Character 1 Trait A: Character 2 Trait B: Character 1 Trait B: Character 2 (you’ll be working your “so what” analysis into your body paragraphs) Conclusion paragraph This will end up being about six paragraphs total (more if you need to divide body paragraphs for focus). What I’m looking for: *Knowledge of the play and characters *Clear, rich points of comparison *Ability to prove the existence or absence of the traits, using well-chosen textual evidence *Quotations that following the guidelines we discussed in class *The ability to think beyond the traits and have an interesting “so what?” to show what these similarities/differences add to the play as a whole *Clear organization *Good spelling/grammar/mechanics/etc. This essay will be due on (have a paper copy in hand on the due date AND submit to Turnitin.com before class starts on the due date) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PAPER… CLICK HERE TO HAVE A SIMILAR A+ QUALITY PAPER DONE FOR YOU BY ONE OF OUR WRITERS WITHIN THE SET DEADLINE AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE…..