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Select one of the five topics for your comparison/contrast essay
For this MLA formatted, 3-page essay, you will need to conduct research and provide at least 1 academic research source. You will likely need more than one source. You must have at least one quote, but again, you may need more than one quote to help prove your thesis. The thesis must be the last sentence of the first paragraph. You will need to adjust the titles based on the point your thesis statement makes.
*Additionally, see chapter 6, pp. 195 – 201 for further information and essay examples of comparison / contrast essays.
Below are some comparison and contrast thesis statement examples. You may follow the styles depending whether you intend to compare or contrast.
Contrast: Snowden fights for the rights of the people, while Ceasar fought against the people in his quest for ultimate power.
Contrast: In addition to writing, Angelou is also known for her work as an actress and film and television producer. Even though they addressed similar topics in their writings, the two authors wrote in very different styles from one another; each with her own unique voice.
Contrast: As a comedienne, DeGeneres relies on witty humor and sarcastic criticism to convey her messaging, while the more serious Winfrey relies on inspiration, insights, and "aha moments."
Contrast: Socrates was Plato’s teacher and mentor. Socrates expounded on the wisdom of “I know that I know nothing.” Plato philosophized that the world of ideas was the only constant and that the world of senses is changeable.