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Tuck Everlasting Compare and Contrast Essay

Post-Movie Essay

After reading the book and watching the movie-- Write an essay comparing (telling what is similar) and contrasting (telling what is different) the book and the movie. This essay will consist of 4 paragraphs. Here is your outline:

Paragraph 1--Introduction Introduce the concept and relate that there are similarities and differences, but don't tell what they are yet; save this information for the body paragraphs.

Tip* Introducing a topic gets the reader familiar with it. It gets the reader interested in what you are going to say. Some possible ways to introduce the topic: Discuss why books and movies are different. Discuss which (book or movie) has the most powerful effect on the audience. Discuss how characters can be different than expected if you read the book first (only do this if you plan to compare and contrast CHARACTERS. Otherwise, it will not be supported by the rest of your essay). Remember, the introduction INTRODUCES what will be discussed in the rest of the essay.

Paragraph 2--Compare a scene, character, or concept of the book and the movie. Then discuss it! Discuss it from any angle you like; but discuss it! Do not just tell each scene.

Paragraph 3--Contrast a scene, character, or concept of the book and the movie. Then discuss it! Discuss it from any angle you like; but discuss it! Do not just tell each scene.

Paragraph 4--Conclusion
Basically, you are restating what you have said, but not with specific details. Specific details are not for introductions or conclusions; they are to be used in the body. Do not introduce ANY new material in the conclusion. Sum up what you have said. This is a good place reiterate (say again) things like effects, impact, importance etc.

RULES OF THE ESSAY

*Must be written in 3rd person! You are not to include yourself in the essay. Therefore, do not write the words: I, me, us, ours etc. in reference to youself. For example, it would be 1st person point of view to write, "I think the movie provided a more powerful visual impact than the book." INSTEAD write "The movie provided a more powerful visual impact than the book."

*Must follow the outline above!

*Do not start any two paragraphs the same way.

*Do not begin an essay with pronouns (it, he, she, they, them etc.). The first time you refer to a person place or thing, you should use names. Thereafter, you may use pronouns.

*Use your rubric!

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