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.
In the poem My Papa's Waltz, a child is being abused by their father and in the play Fences Cory is abused by his father Troy. Due to this abuse it shows that the plots are similar and that it will lead to similar themes throughout these pieces. In My Papa's Waltz the reader can tell the child is being abused when it states "You beat time on my head With a palm caked …show more content…
One difference between the readings was a theme that Fences contained which was dreams, hopes, and plans. Troy had dreams to be a professional
baseball player but that was taken away when he went to jail and he was to old to play when he got out (Wilson). He then refused to allow his son Cory to play football ruining his hopes and dreams (Wilson). Cory didn't only want to play because of scholarships to college but because he loves to play and enjoys it (Wilson).
No matter what there will always be similarities and differences between multiple things in life, that is comparing and contrasting. Within the course of this class two pieces of literature that have similarities and differences are Fences by Wilson and My Papa's Waltz by Roethke due to having similar plots along with themes such as family and men. Both contained abuse which pertained to the plot and themes, but overall these pieces were enjoyable and I would recommend them to many people that I
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Both Robert Browning and Tobias Wolff are celebrated writers whose works have great literary worth. The difference in the writers is the style they use and how they bring out their main points within their works. Browning employs different literary techniques in his poems compared to the ones Wolff uses in his short stories. The writers have some similarities in the subject matter they write about and presentation of these subjects at times. Browning and Wolff although very different writers have tackled the subject of the deep thoughts and actions of man with their works, but Wolff did so more effectively than Browning.
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The themes of both books are both knowledge is power. Both of the settings are around the same time period and they are dystopias. Finally, the characters of the two stories are both lifeless wives and the main characters are against the society. This shows how the two stories are similar by themes, settings, and
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.
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A Father’s Affection “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays” describe a character who reflects on their childhood. Although they based on the same theme, the two poems have very different perspectives. “Those Winter Sundays” talks about how the son regrets for not showing his love for his father, when all his actions went unnoticed. “My Papa’s Waltz” reflects on a son 's memory with is father where his danced around the house after the father long day at work. Both poems reflect on how their fathers showed his love for his son, the time spent with their fathers, a maternal conflict, and their relationship with their father.
A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities (Hero). A Villain is a person who has evil actions or motives to harm people (Villain). In my opinion, a hero is usually the person in the story that everyone likes or looks to for help and the villain is the misunderstood or worst person in a situation. As humans we can be portrayed as a hero or villain when diverse situations occur. In August Wilson’s play, “Fences” Troy Maxson’s past, present and future caused significant traits of being called a hero and a villain in segments throughout the play.
Everyone has a father, whether their relationship with him is good or bad. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word father as follows: a man in relation to his natural child or children. “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden are two poems with themes set around a father. These poems deal with accounts of the poets’ fathers as they reminisce about certain scenes from their childhood. “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Those Winter Sundays” show similarities and differences in structure, literary elements, and central idea.
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Compare and Contrast: My Papa’s Waltz and Grape Sherbet “My papa’s waltz” by Theodore Roethke is a poem about the relationship between father and son, where the son try to teach the father waltzing. “Grape Sherbet” is a poem by Rita Dove, describes his/her childhood memories of father. Both author used literary terms such as simile and alliteration from the line/quote that I pointed out. Theodore Roethke used simile to explain what was waltzing is like and Rita Dove used alliteration, the name of the recipe.
Although, they have similarity, the two stories has major differences also. First, both author differs the way they introduce and develop their lead characters to the reader. Second, they also differ in perspective from which their stories are being told. Third, they differs on the choice of settings and how it impact to the stories.
Some similarities are small, like the magic talking fish; but others, like the underlying motivation to be happy, are very important to the morals of the stories. Both Sergei and the fisherman want to be happy, Sergei wants to be happy alone on quite fishing trips, while the fisherman wants to be happy with his wife. The morals, even though they are tied together, are fairly different. For example, the theme of ‘What of This Goldfish, Would you wish’, doing the right thing, no matter the cost, is not the same as be grateful, which is the theme of ‘The Fisherman and His Wife’. Other differences include: the consequences, setting, and major character motivations.
When contrasting the two books, one realizes that there are only a few differences, which is interesting. After reading both of the books one will see that there are a lot more similarities than differences. One reading will see how interesting it is to see the amount of