Power of One Comparison Essay
Topic: Reflect (by comparing), on the similarities between John Proctor from The Crucible and Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird and their use of the power of one to effect the thoughts of their communities and to strive for positive change.
Identify the two characters and the literary works to be discussed Denote that one person can affect a positive change that motivates others Identify the cause each of them is struggling for respectively, one against the community blinded by either witch-hunt frenzy or racism
The Crucible and John Proctor
Provide a transitional topic sentence, detailing John Proctor and his decision to die and how that influenced the community of Salem. Discuss in detail John Proctor and his decision, what he was accomplishing by his death and why it was important to him and his wife, and how it influenced the outcome of the play/Salem. Two quotes will be utilized to prove John’s cause and his impact on his community. A list to select from will be provided; all quotes must be cited in MLA format. A conclusion sentence that wraps up the main idea of the paragraph and if/how John accomplished his goals.
To Kill a Mockingbird and Atticus Finch
Provide a transitional topic sentence, detailing Atticus Finch and his decision, what he was trying to accomplish, and how it affected the ideas of his community. Discuss in detail Atticus Finch and his work, if he accomplished what he wanted to accomplish (and why it was important to him, as an individual and as a father), and how his work influenced Maycomb. Two quotes will be utilized to prove Atticus’ cause and his impact on his community. These will be student selected from the text and must be cited in MLA format. A conclusion sentence that wraps up the main idea of the paragraph and if/how Atticus accomplished his goals.
Provide a transitional topic...
Cited: – Centered on the page at the top, double space
Cite both The Crucible and To Kill a Mockingbird
Cite them in alphabetical order by author’s last name
If the citation goes longer than a line, indent the second line 5 spaces (reverse of a paragraph indent)
The website Citation Machine may be helpful in doing this page.
The Crucible should be cited in the following manner:
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2005.
This utilizes the basic format of:
Author last, first name. Title. City of Publication: Publishing Company, year published.
To Kill a Mockingbird should be cited in the same format, using the information found in the novels used in class.
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