How to Structure an answer in Comparing 2 texts At A Level

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I'd appreciate some guidance on how to structure an answer, my teachers are making us do it ourselves. I just confused.
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Is this at GCSE or A Level?
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Is this at GCSE or A Level?
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And is it OCR?
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And is it OCR?
English Lit. History ETC. AQA/EDEXCEL
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hey I did English lit edexcel and found that the comparison essays were quite different from the others. My teacher always said we should have two main points of comparison and then write basically 2 big paragraphs ( each paragraph comparing both books) to show how they present the theme similarly/ differently.

For example I compared Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Shelley’s Frankenstein. Say the question was how they present the theme of violence. I would have two main points ( easier if they are similarities between the books)
Point one might be, “both authors show how violence is used to control a person/ population”
and point two might be, “both authors present how mankind is naturally violent”( not great points but I hope you understand)

if you can find 2 overarching similarities between the books, make these your main points and then when going into depth you can show how they both achieve this differently.
Hope this wasn’t too confusing !! I can explain again or give you an example if it is
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(Original post by Issieperdiz)
hey I did English lit edexcel and found that the comparison essays were quite different from the others. My teacher always said we should have two main points of comparison and then write basically 2 big paragraphs ( each paragraph comparing both books) to show how they present the theme similarly/ differently.

For example I compared Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Shelley’s Frankenstein. Say the question was how they present the theme of violence. I would have two main points ( easier if they are similarities between the books)
Point one might be, “both authors show how violence is used to control a person/ population”
and point two might be, “both authors present how mankind is naturally violent”( not great points but I hope you understand)

if you can find 2 overarching similarities between the books, make these your main points and then when going into depth you can show how they both achieve this differently.
Hope this wasn’t too confusing !! I can explain again or give you an example if it is
I'm doing Handmaids Tale and Streetcar Named Desire.
Any good resources on Handmaid it is so hard

Would Appreciate an example
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