Please write a comparison and contrast essay about any 2 or 3 of the short stories and/or poems. Your final draft must be 7 pages and 1,500 words in length. Please focus on pieces that share a common theme (“central idea, topic, or point of a story, essay, or narrative.”)
Your final draft must have a title, a thesis statement, and a works citedpage. You may respond to 1 of the 5 essay prompts listed below, or use your own prompt:
Option 1: War. According to General William T. Sherman, “War is all hell.” There are numerous stories in the news about military veterans who suffer from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). What are the effects of war on the people who are affected by it (civilians as well as veterans)? Write an essay about the negative effects of war on the individual. You may also discuss one or more ways to alleviate these effects. Are there any positive effects of war? Please use 2 or 3 of the sources listed below to support your argument. You may also use other sources, including your own experience and knowledge, to support your argument.