Compare and contrast (discuss similarities and differences) Snow Falling in Spring with Persepolis in an essay that reviews both books. To what extent were the authors’ experiences similar? How were they different? Why? Consider the historical context of each book and how it affected their lives, as well as their family background and personal experiences.
Base your paper on the two books and incorporate what you have learned in lecture and the readings for historical context as needed. Paraphrase the books when you cite them. Do NOT use quotes.
HOW TO WRITE A REVIEW: A review is not a book report that merely summarizes; rather, it is an analysis. The essay should compare and contrast issues that both of the books engage. After your introduction, you should briefly summarize the books in no more than two paragraphs. The rest of the paper needs to be devoted to engaging topics that both works address. A paragraph or two may also address important topics not addressed in the other work, but overall you should try to engage both works as much as possible.
I. Intro and thesis (identify the books, mention contexts of both books)
II. Brief summary and little more context of book 1
III. Same for book 2
(Your intro, paragraph 2 and 3 should only be about a 1 ½ pages)
IV. First topic to compare or contrast
V. Second topic to compare or contrast
VI. Third Topic to compare or contrast