"Compare and Contrast The Lion King and Hamlet"

List the specific points you will compare or contrast in the order they will appear in the body. This structure gives the reader a map of your essay, either in a block format or point by point. Block format covers each object in an individual paragraph, while point by point covers each similarity or difference. For example, for the thesis "The Morkie makes a better pet for kids than a pure Yorkshire because of its loving attitude, playful personality and easy care," the body could have one paragraph for the Morkie discussing all these concepts followed by a paragraph about the purebred. The point-by-point organization would have one body paragraph talking about the loving attitude of the Morkie and how it contrasts with the purebred followed by one about the personalities and then one for the care. The thesis sets up the order of ideas.

Compare and Contrast a Thesis Statement and a Topic Sentence.

Note that a compare and contrast thesis statement can have two sentences. The first one with the two topics and the second one with the points of comparison.


How to Write a Compare and Contrast Thesis - History Haven

Lists: - make a list comparing and contrasting the subjects to know what should be discussed:

Example: “Compare and contrast the two endings for Dickens’ Great Expectations paying special attention to the situation of Stella at the close of the novel.”