Sample Compare and Contrast Outline

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Sample Compare and Contrast Outline Comparison between The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins andBattle Royale by Koushun Takami. Reflective compare/contrast * Explain similarities and differences between books (and possibly between audiences) Present summaries of each book first. Proceed to focus on similarities, followed by a focus on major differences. Incorporate differences in reader audience, if possible. I. Introduction to controversy II. Explain summaries of both Battle Royale and Hunger Games III. Compare similarities between the two IV. Compare differences V. Conclusion I. Introduction to controversy: 1. Explain the Hunger Games franchise versus the lesser knownBattle Royale franchise 2. Address the slight controversy that Battle Royale fans brought up about the similarities between the two (BR written before Hunger Games) i. Cite/quote online discussion forums with fan comments II. Explain summaries of both books: 3. Summary of Hunger Games 4. Summary of Battle Royale III. Compare similarities: 1. Themes: i. Survival ii. Corrupt government iii. Teens sent to fight iv. Stressed friendships 2. Setting 3. Rules regarding the games IV. Compare differences: 1. Location i. Time ii. Gore level iii. Style of book iv. Audience V. Conclusion: 2. Final comparisons 3. Last word on the controversy 4. Strong closing Sample Literature Outline Literary analysis of symbols in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Reflective and close-reading analysis * Present symbols and reason/purpose for each symbol. Use each body paragraph to focus on one symbol in particular. Introduce symbol and where it is prominently shown in the book. Continue by explaining and evaluating its purpose to the novel and its effect on the storyline and characters.

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