Select one of the themes of the course and readings and compare and contrast the characterization of these themes in the readings. Ideas such as the following could be considered: What notions of self does each of these writers suggest? What are the values in each of these societies and how might they overlap? What makes these works different? Here you might consider such elements as historical period, attitudes, and belief systems? What are the contributing factors? Use specific passages from the text to support your position.
Include a topic sentence, appropriate transitions, and a concluding paragraph.
Audience: your peers, your instructor, Lynn Symposium
Purpose: to compare and contrast