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Literature Compare and Contrast Table
Select three literary works that you have read in class, and that you think are connected in at least one way through convention or device. Consider the following: theme, genre, literary technique, culture, use of literary devices such as symbolism, and how diction is used to suggest culture, class, ethnicity, historical period, or age. Use the three works you have selected to complete the Literature Compare and Contrast Table.
|Literary Work: |#1 |#2 |#3 |
|(insert titles) |The Glass Menagerie ...view middle of the document...
|to. He feels guilty for not |church he felt nothing, not like |
| |She wants him to support the family|wanting to follow what he is told |the other members of church but |
| |financially but he wants to follow |and in his families eyes he is |he felt obligated to lie and go |
| |his personal dreams. |rebellious but he doesn’t do it to|up to the stand because he felt |
| | |do harm, it just isn’t him. |ashamed of himself. |
|Culture |1930’s era, great depression, where|Vietnamese background. |Came from a family who was highly|
| |woman wanted to marry and expected | |religious and spiritual. |
| |men to be head of the home while | | |
| |they stayed home. | | |
|Devices – Symbolism |The lighting is used because it is |Vietnamese horoscope, attending |Church represented the place |
| |a memory, The music is to emphasize|Buddhist temple, Incense to the |where he expected to see Jesus |
| |the theme, The fire escape was used|dead when they are gone. Speaking |and be saved. The light- was when|
| |to show reality and the illusion, |their native language, Vietnamese.|God would be inside him. The |
| |and the glass unicorn identified | ...