This essay discusses the central message in both Isaac Asimov’s short story “Robot Dreams” and Alex Proyas’ film I, Robot. In both cases, the underlying message is the same: we need to be careful about how much control we give to technology lest we lose control over it entirely.
📚 Comparative Literature Essay Examples and Topics
The Dangers of Technology: A Comparison of Kipphardt’s “In the Matter of J.R. Oppenheimer” and Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
Kipphardt’s “In the Matter of J.R. Oppenheimer” is a play based on the real-life story of Robert Oppenheimer, the famous physicist who led the team that developed the atomic bomb during World War II. The play focuses on the hearing that was held to determine whether or not Oppenheimer should be allowed to keep his security clearance after it was revealed that he had communist sympathies in the past. Kipphardt’s play is a fascinating look at the ethical and moral dilemmas faced by scientists working on projects with the potential for great destruction.
This essay will compare and contrast the two villains from Shakespeare’s “Othello” and Miller’s “The Crucible”, highlighting their similarities and differences.
“The Minister’s Black Veil” is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne about a minister who starts wearing a black veil over his face for no apparent reason. The story explores the themes of secrecy and public humiliation, and the way that our own secrets can cause us more shame than our actual sins.
A Comparison of Travel Writing: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place
This essay will compare and contrast the travel writing of Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love and Jamaica Kincaid in A Small Place. It will discuss how the different genres of the two pieces affect their style and content, and how Gilbert and Kincaid’s different experiences as a traveller affects their writing.
This essay looks at two short stories with very different settings: “The Destructors” by Graham Greene and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connel. Even though both stories are set in post-World War II England, the two settings could not be more different. In “The Destructors”, the setting is a bombed-out city where gangs of delinquents roam the streets, while in “The Most Dangerous Game”, the setting is an isolated island where a rich man hunts human prey for sport.
This essay looks at the similarities and differences between naturalism and realism, two literary movements that were popular in the late 19th century. Naturalism was a reaction to realism, and focused on depicting humans as victims of their environment or social conditions. Realistic writers, on the other hand, tended to show characters as capable of overcoming these obstacles. Even though the two genres have a lot in common, there is one key difference between them.
“Mirror Image” by Coakley and “A Secret Lost in the Water” by Carrier are both stories about the journey of self-discovery. Through the journeys of their protagonists, both stories explore the themes of identity, family, and self-discovery.
This essay compares the story of Lucretia as presented by Livy in his History of Rome and by Christine de Pizan in her “City of Ladies”. It is interesting to note that it was Christine de Pizan who gave this story a new meaning, presenting Lucretia not as a victim, but as a strong and independent woman.
This essay explores and analyzes the role that women play in two short stories: “The Lady with the Dog” by Anton Chekhov and “The Dead” by James Joyce. Although both stories are set in different times and places, there are some similarities between the two works in terms of their treatment of marriage and the role of female characters.