This assignment asks you to write a compare and contrast short essay. To see the pair side by side click here. To read about the pairs click on the links below.
The essay should answer the question, “How are the objects similar?” and “How are the objects different?” The key to a good compare and contrast essay is to organize the paragraphs by theme where both works of art are discussed all the way through. What are the themes? Choose any of the formal qualities – such as style, material, size, use of line, texture, shape, etc. that you already read about for Assignment #6. You also need to include a discussion of the objects’ functions and meanings. So what was the object used for? Who used it? Where was it originally located? Who was supposed to see or not see the works?
The essay should be two pages in length, 12 point font, Times New Roman, 1 inch margins, double-spaced.
**Remember, the most important thing is to discuss the works together. So for example, if you make a point that the materials are the same – both are made out of stone – you need to explain why that is important and talk about both works together. Or if the subject matter is different – why is it different? what is being portrayed in each work?