Compare and contrast essay on Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved

For this paper, you will need to expand and go beyond the close-reading skills from your first paper and employ
more complex analytic thinking and writing skills. You will compare and contrast the following items:
Chose two different pieces from our class-assigned readings
Ask yourself how the two pieces are tied together thematically, symbolically, metaphorically, etc.; tie in
cultural, historical, social, and/or political similarities and/or differences you recognize when addressing the
African American experience in America
In your comparison between the two pieces you must consider how genre and medium grapple with at least
two of the following issues: race, gender, sexuality, class, freedom/liberty, and ideas of “home.”
Address how each piece impacts the messaging to the audience reception and interpretation (then and now)
—and how when they are brought together they enhance the overall messaging and reader interpretation.
Discuss how these differences/ similarities build up (or diminish) the importance of the overall meaning and
application to socio-cultural ideologies of today

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