Write an essay that compares and contrasts “The Nose” by Nikolai Gogol to another magical realist story, focusing mainly on the tone of the two stories. How does their tone differ? What does their tone have in common?
Your second story should be one that you find through research, but make sure it fits the magical realist genre. Look back over the lesson and ask yourself if it has the appropriate tone and subject matter. Consider what evidence from both stories best supports your claim (or thesis), and make sure you present this evidence in the form of quotes and paraphrases. Also make sure you avoid plagiarism.
Your essay should include the following elements:
A claim that explains how you’re comparing and contrasting your two stories in the essay
An introduction paragraph that grabs the reader’s attention, gives background information, and presents the claim
Body paragraphs that give reasons and evidence for why readers should believe your claim
Evidence in the form of quotes and paraphrases from both stories
A conclusion paragraph that reminds readers of your claim and reasons, and leaves readers with a lasting impression