Compare-Contrast Response

Depiction of Samoset

Here's an example compare-contrast response using two literary quotes:

Quote from "The World on the Turtle's Back"

"However, between her fingers there clung bits of things that were growing on the floor of the Sky-World and bits of the root tips of the Great Tree. And so she began to fall toward the great ocean far below."

Quote from "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"

"We find it easy to tread on and crush a worm that we see crawling on the earth; so it is easy for us to cut or singe a slender thread that any thing hangs by; thus easy is it for God when he pleases to cast his enemies down to hell."

Example Compare-Contrast Response
About the Value of Nature

           Both "The World on the Turtle's Back" and "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" use nature to communicate deeper ideas. But the similarities end there. For "The World on the Turtle's Back," nature is the source of humanity. The wife falls from the Sky World, and she and the roots she grips create the earth and everything on it--including us. But in "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," nature is used to humiliate and horrify. Edwards' compares the members of his congregation to worms and spiders to make them feel less than human.