This will be no easy game of “Would You Rather?” Authors often incorporate similar plot lines and themes, but, of course, their stories are vastly different. Many people compare and contrast books as a means to understand a specific time period from varying points of view. For example, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave us a glance of what life was like for the wealthy during the Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties in the United States through The Great Gatsby, while Virginia Woolf took us across the Atlantic Ocean to England, showing us the realities of high class life in post-World War I Europe with Mrs. Dalloway.
Check out these similar, albeit incredibly different, literary situations and let us know which you would choose. Don’t worry; we are not asking you to choose favorites!
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