Topic: Two books to write a compare/contrast essay on?
December 13, 2019 / By Bliss Question:
For my english assignment I need to read two books and write a compare/contrast essay on them. There are a few books that I am interested in reading, but I'm not sure what I could compare them too. I know these books aren't all really related, but that's just because I like pretty much everything. So here are the books that I could see myself reading.
Emma - Jane Austen
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
So I need to find a book to compare with one of these. I am leaning more towards doing Emma or Anna Karenina because I like the whole female protagonist aspect. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Airlia | 6 days ago
Anna Karenina-cousin bette
Picture of Dorain Gray-Vanity Fair
Oliver twist-After the War (main character is a girl)
If you want to compare Emma to another, you need a romance-style novel in which the heroine has relationship troubles due to family, societal expectations and is deceived by fronts put up by others (like thinking they're one way but as she gets involved with them, they reveal their true nature). Also, a novel dealing with women's concerns and difficulties in a time period.
Other than popular trending books being made now, nothing comes to mind immediately though...
Anything by Ayn Rand preferably Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged--staunch capitalist proponent and 1984 or Animal Farm, which shows the problems with socialism.