How can two different characters from two different stories have something in common? In this essay I am going to compare and contrast . I am going to comparing and contrasting My Brother Sam Is Dead written by James Lincoln with Colony Of Fear written by Lucy Bledsoe. In this essay to be discussing are Characters and Conflicts in the novels. To demonstrate, In My Brother Sam Is Dead, Tim is the main character. Tim wanted a life with his brother Sam telling stories in Yale. But Sam wants to go to Puttman’s Camp Ground but ,Sam went AWL and now General Puttman wants to take away Sam’s life. Tim already lost his father , he can't lose his brother . So, Tim went find Sam ,however it was to late because he was shot the second …show more content…
Another way, Samuel the was a Quaker h believed in freedom but, he read Thomas Paine’s Common Sense so now Samuel wants to find freedom from England. By the same token , another similarity between the two novels are in the conflicts in where protagonist are having character vs. self conflicts.In My Brother Sam is Dead , Tim is in a situation when his family is falling apart. Tim’s father died because of cholera, Sam is being charged for AWL and in prison , sadly, Sam is dead and now Tim is falling apart. In Colony Of Fear, Samuel is being accused of witchcraft because of a big speech about freedom of England because of the tyranny it had. On the contrary, the first difference between the novels are details of their life story. In My Brother Sam is Dead, Tim is living a life that his brother has gone AWL and now being hunted down by General Puttman for his brothers life as an example for being
When Sam comes home to visit every now and then nobody would talk to him but Tim. When Sam is on a trip with him father to sell beef to loyalists in New York, they are stopped by a bunch of brigands who presumably abduct him. When Tim goes home he sees one of his friends get captured by the British. Tim begins to have stronger feelings about the two sides.
Even though both books may be similar in someways they are also very different in other ways based on the writing itself. One similarity both authors have, is that they started of with the same type of intro. They both started of their books talking about how or where they were born. They talk about their family history, for example Fredrick Douglass talks about his parents. “My mother was named Harriet Bailey.
Wesley Harris and Jeffrey had many characteristics that were similar and many that were different, which made both articles more relatable. These two slaves were similar in many ways. The first similarity is both of these men were slaves, and they were both determined to reach their goals. "I then drew a sword, I had brought with
One of the similarities is that Sam finds falcon by climbing a cliff . Sam decided to name the falcon Frightful , who he also raised in captivity. Another similarity is how sam burned the inside of his tree home to hollow it out .Sam remembered how the Indians hollow out their canones by burning the inside of the boat. Also in the book and the movie there are poachers .
Then the clash of generations like adults and teens students and adults then children and parents.like adults and sam how the adults want to stay there in peaceIn My Brother Sam Is Dead although both sides of war are shown author 's collier and collier ultimately argue that war is unfair and hard. Like In the war it affected families and tore them apart.they also clash with generations like with adults and tennagers.then principals vs reallity principals as in sam fighting for freedom and reallity like all the horrible deaths.this is the kind of stuff that hapened in My Brother Sam Is Dead whille the revoloutionary war. In My Brother Sam Is Dead there is a lot of conflict in families during the war which leads into divided families. In the book
“The Shawl” and “The Years of My Birth” by Louise Erdrich One similarity between the two stories is the theme of abandonment of a child by its mother and a difference is that one ends on a very sad note and the other on a hopeful note. The ending of “The Shawl” is tragic and the ending of “The Years of My Birth” is hopeful as Linda has created a life for herself and moved beyond the tragedy of her earlier years. Other themes similar in both are twins and mothers are self-centered and care more about themselves than their child.
Tim’s expectations were not the case; instead Sam dies by being accused incorrectly of stealing his own cattle to teach other troops a lesson about how serious war is. The unecessary death of Sam inspires Tim to go neutral because Sam was not rewarded for valor and had no glory to his name. Tim doesn’t like that or want that so he chooses neither side of the
The books that are being compared and contrasted are both about The Civil War and what these soldiers went through. Each book has a few differences that separate them. The books are based on the same time period so they are going to have a lot in common. The books describe what both characters had to go through during the war. The differences in the book will show you how each soldier went through the war differently and the similarity’s will show you how it was for most of the soldiers in the Civil War.
During November the father usually goes out with Sam to trade supplies for the tavern, and although the father was a bit unsure at first (because of the weather and Tim being too young) he decided to make the trip. On the harsh trip they are stopped by cow-boys that wanted to take the fathers cattle. They argue for a long while and even point their pistols at Tim’s father until they are scared off by loyalists that then escort them to their relives
The majority of people during the American Revolution fought for liberty without realizing the actual cost and brutal reality of war. In the novel My Brother Sam is Dead, the Meeker family consisting of a Father name Life, a Mother named Susannah, a rebellious teen named Sam, and a conflicted teen named Tim, journey through the life of colonists owning a tavern during the Revolutionary War. Sam departs from his family to fight alongside the Patriots going against his Father, a Tory. War brings a lot of terrible things, but some examples are families splitting, clash of generation, and an overall theme of principle vs reality. The soldiers who fought in the war thought they were fighting for liberty, when really they caused havoc and awfulness.
Tim would have expected Life to be the most safe one of their family due to his loyalty to Britain, but he was captured anyway. The death of Life Meeker makes Tim develop a strong hatred toward the Loyalists due to the fact that they do not value loyalty or care about the innocent, such as this instance. Tis develops Tim’s final decision of neutrality is influenced by Jerry’s death because both the British and Patriots caused the death of the ones he cared most
In the historical fiction novel, My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier, Tim learns that no matter what side of war you are on it is still bloody and horrid and should be avoided. In the exposition of the novel, Tim Meeker, is a tweenaged boy who is a hard working boy caught in the middle of the American Revolution. As the conflict develops, Tim faces the challenge of surviving the war and staying out of trouble while still trying to decide what side of the war he was on. In the rising action of the story, Tim Meeker, watches his brother, Sam Meeker, announce that he left college and signed up to fight in the war on the patriots side.
In some cases, the main characters of two very different books can share many similarities and differences. One example of this was shown in the novels, Of Mice and Men and Flowers for Algernon. In Of Mice and Men, the novel took place during the Great Depression. Lennie, the main character, and his best friend George conquered this toilsome time together. They found work at a farm in California.
Stories of Tobias Wolff’s Bullets in the Brain and Timmy Reed’s Birds and Other Things We placed In Our Hearts has similarities and differences. Wolff’s Bullets in the Brain first appeared in The New Yorker on Sept 25, 1995 while Reed’s Birds and Other Things We placed In Our Hearts is publish in a web jounal Necessary Fiction on January 2014.
Everything in life has similarities and differences as long as you're looking for them, but some have more than others. Comparing similarities and difference between two things in life is making a compare and contrast (book) . When comparing and contrasting two pieces of literature you have to observe not only the themes of them but also the plot. Fences by August Wilson and My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke have many similarities and differences throughout the literature due to themes and the plot.