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    How do I start a comparative essay? I'm comparing the theme of desire and fate in Streetcar Named Desire and Thomas Hardy Poems.

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    Jump right in. The introduction doesn't have to be the first part you write. I'd start the body of my essay and then come back to it so I can frame it around what I've written/where I'm going.
    When you do write your introduction, remember: Don't start with a broad, abstract statement e.g. 'since the dawn of time man has been captivated by...'; it should include the names of your texts; it should include your question, or your argument/statement - ideally this will be something different. By this I mean something that a person might potentially disagree with, and you then spend the essay convincing them why you're right.
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    Thank you so much
 
 
 
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