It is obvious that the two countries concept of beauty is different due to the cultures’ varying standards of beauty. Just flip through magazines from the two countries and from the get-go you can point out each cultures’ beauty standards. They both value thinness as a beauty standard. However, Americans glorify the tan, fit, and […]
The Compare and Contrast Essay
The purpose of an Compare and Contrast essay is to prove one item’s superiority over another, show how two things are more similar or different than they appear, or to explain something less familiar by comparing it to something more familiar. To accomplish any of these purposes, the writer chooses points (usually three) on which to examine the two items in relation to one another. The compare and contrast essay follows one of two typical structures.
The writer either discusses all aspects of each item at one time in two separate paragraphs or discusses each aspect in its own paragraph. For the latter organization, three points of comparison would result in three body paragraphs each of which discusses both items. With the former, the writer would compose two body paragraphs each of which examines all three aspects.