Compare and Contrast
Two very similar books, one contains a hiding person the other contains a missing person, will they survive, will they be found, by reading this essay you will find out. In this essay you will be reading about “Missing” by Catherine Macphail and “Among the Hidden” by Margaret Peterson Haddix”. I am using the elements of a fairy tale to compare and contrast girls in distress, seemingly impossible tasks, and the youngest child in the family being the hero.
Both “Missing” and “Among the Hidden” have girls in distress. In “Missing” Maxine is in distress because her brother is now missing, and her mom thinks he’s dead so she has a medium come and the medium gives a false reading which is stressful for Maxine. In “Among the Hidden” Jen is the girl in distress because she can’t go outside and she has to live with knowing her dad is disobeying the law because he works for the population police and their supposed to be getting arid of third children.
“Missing” and “Among the Hidden” both have seemingly impossible tasks. In “Missing” a seemingly impossible task is Derek being able to stay hidden from friends, family, and the police. And in “Among the Hidden” it seems impossible that third children will ever be legal.
The youngest child in “Missing” is the hero because without her Derek would have never been found, and if Derek was never found Maxine’s mother probably would have gone insane. In “Among the Hidden” Jen, the youngest child, was the hero because she was the one who was brave and stood up for all the third children even though Luke wouldn’t help and even though there was a ninety-nine percent chance of dieing she still tried, but sadly she died.
In the end I compared and contrasted “Missing” by Catherine Macphail and “Among the Hidden” by Margaret Peterson Haddix by using the elements of a fairy tale. The elements were a girl in distress, seemingly impossible tasks, the youngest child being the hero; this is a...