Compare and Contrast Shakespeare and Stoppard You are to write a Compare AND Contrast essay on the 2 plays: Hamlet by William Shakespeare AND Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by om Stoppard.
Notes to take into consideration(Very important):
1) The paper must be accompanied by a Works Cited that MUST include a citation from BOTH the poems that I mentioned above and at least 3 outside source from a database such as JSTOR.
Compare and Contrast Shakespeare and Stoppard Introduction
2) Introduce each play by author’s name and title in your first paragraph. Once having introduced your authors by their full names, you may refer to them by
their last names only. ALSO, clearly state a thesis please about the aspects you will compare and contrast.
3)Essay should focus on the “elements” (plot, character, point of view, setting, theme, etc.) listed on the Terms of Literary Analysis and Drama(will be
uploaded). – Do not simply retell the story, or stories. A summary of a work is called a précis; you are writing a thesis-driven essay, not a précis.
4) When you write the essay please follow those guidelines AND After your introduction, in the next paragraph (or sequence of paragraphs) discuss one point of comparison in terms of BOTH works or characters, and then move on to discuss the second point in the next paragraph or section in terms of both, then the third, and so forth, until you’re done. This method is known as the alternating or point-by-point method. After finishing one point, start the other.
5) Make use of terms from my handout on Dramatic Terms as much as you can. ( will be uploaded)
6) One approach to the paper might be from a critical perspective (Freudian, biographical, historical, deconstructive, etc.). Otherwise, you are welcome
focus on one or more of the literary elements.
* Please follow all the 6 points carefully, each point matters a lot. Also, feel free to contact me any time.
* Please use the two plays mentioned: amlet by William Shakespeare AND Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by om Stoppard.
* Do not forget to clearly set a thesis statement in the introduction.