comparing short stories “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner and ” The Man Who Was Almost a Man” by Richard Wright.
Side by side analysis of relevant similarities and differences. By comparing two stories in term of theme, symbols, characters, handling of historical situations, etc., you can reveal features of a story that may otherwise have remained inaccessible. Try to find common denominators between the stories…characterization, plots, settings, etc. pick what you will focus on and compare, gather evidence(quotations and analysis of specific elements in each story) to support thesis. Decide if you will use part-by-part or whole-by-whole analysis. Clear intro, followed by thesis (promise to reader), body of paper……strive to give equal attention to each story Conclude gracefully by tying in your comparison together for reader, so that the reader knows what to make of the juxtaposition of the stories.