Comparative Essay Point by Point: Life of Pi

Comparative Essay Point by Point: Life of Pi

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  • Date Submitted: 06/18/2009 6:41 AM
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Comparative Essay Outline- Point by Point
First Paragraph: INTRODUCTION
General Opening Statement: Can one live their entire life through fiction or do they have to adjust so others do not question their sanity..
Harnessing Statements: In the world of art many authors have expanded their minds over common themes; the works including Man of La Mancha and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey are no different. In the play Man of La Mancha, the character Quijana's alto ego Don Quixote is questioned to be a mad man because of his way of life. While we see Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Catherine is invited to visit the estate of the Tilney family which Catherine expects to be dark, ancient and full of fantastical fantasy.
Thesis Statement: Centuries separate both authors, and yet both share the fascination of family quarrels, dismissal from society, a powerful intelligent man, and the world of illusion
Second Paragraph: Argument 1
Topic Sentence: An overactive imagination can lead to the confusion between fiction and reality. As both main characters see things in a totally different light to the way they really are.
For Novel "A"
Support Point #1: Quixote sees Aldonza as the lady Dulcinea, the woman of his dreams but in reality she is really a town whore.
Quotation #1:
Explanation: Aldonza is seen to be nothing but a whore, a woman that is used and abused. But Quixote sees the true beauty of her from within and calls her his sweet Dulcinea, his lady.

Support Point #2: Quixote sees a monster to which he tried to protect Sancho from
Quotation #2:
Explanation: In reality the "orge" that is seen before Quixote is really a windmill. But his imagination as taken him to another place.

Support Point #3: In the beginning from afar Quixote sees a castle
Quotation #3:
Explanation: Quixote sees a big beautiful castle which is really an inn and nothing to what he describes it...

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