Focus on a thesis or argument, which is the main point of the entire essay, and defend it articulately and effectively. When developing a thesis for a comparative paper, consider how a comparison of the works provides deeper insight into your paper’s topic.
The paper must include an original title, an introduction with a thesis statement, supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion. Remember, the thesis statement must relate to the theme you have chosen and should answer the question, so what? (What is important about the argument you are making? What meaning or value might it have to your reader and/or to society?) Also, be sure that your argument is supported by textual details, secondary sources, and analysis. As you begin your analysis, you may find it useful to review the literary concepts and analytical approaches covered in class.