Compare/contrast two stories based primarily on theme, showing how one or two other elements of literature develop that theme.

A. Compare/contrast two stories based primarily on theme, showing how one or two other elements of literature develop that theme. For example, Ernest Hemingway (“Soldier’s Home”) and Tim O’Brien (“How to Tell a True War Story”) both write about the theme of the truth of war, but both do so in quite different ways. Are their conclusions the same? How does each author develop this theme? What elements of fiction does each author emphasize in his or her story? Focus on only 1 or 2 elements that support the theme.

You might also consider these pairings, focusing on how symbolism and setting develop the theme:

“The Story of an Hour” (Chopin) and “The Hand” (Colette)

Please use considered pairing