Writer’s choice

First of all, the book name is ((Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, And Writing 5th edition)).

In class, we presented over four plays: The Glass Menagerie, A Doll’s House, The Cuban Swimmer, and Scenes from Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.

Glass Menagerie and A Doll’s House are classic examples of Realist drama. Your textbook included The Cuban Swimmer for Experimental drama and Scenes from Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 to example for you Documentary drama.

For your first essay, you will select either The Glass Menagerie or A Doll’s House.
You will also select either The Cuban Swimmer or Scenes from Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.

With the two plays you have selected, you will be writing a comparative analysis. After reading your essay, a reader should be able to define how each of the plays is an example of its convention, what elements of drama the two plays share, and how each of the plays presents its theme/ message differently. An essay which intends to best prepare a reader for understanding the link between the two plays will additionally outline for the reader how the Realists drama created the need for either the Experimental drama or Documentary drama, depending on the writer’s initial selections.

In order to accomplish a satisfactory comparative analysis, essays will need to define for a reader Realism and Experimental or Documentary drama early in the essay.
Afterward, essays should discuss no less than three major elements of drama from each play, citing one quote to provide example for each element.
The examples must be accurate and beneficial to a reader’s comprehension of the drama, while providing a source to the comparison.
Likewise, the differences in presentation of themes/ messages from each play must be accompanied by examples in the form of quotes with explanations.
Establishing the link which gives rise from the early drama to the later drama should also be accompanied by detailed example from each play.

Essays must include an introduction to set up the essay that includes:

an opening sentence with insight into the play authors,
historical context for each play,
a brief outline of the elements of drama to be discussed
and a thesis statement that clearly states the purpose of the essay.

The conclusion of each essay must:

restate the essay’s purpose,
summarize the comparisons and contrasts made,
establish again the importance of the earlier play in creating the need for the later play,
and issue a real life scenario or challenge to the reader that would highlight another link between the dramas current society.