How to write a Compare and Contrast Paper for “The Most Dangerous Game”

Characters:  Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff


1st Paragraph: Introduction-  Introduce your paper

Ex.  “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell is a short story about ….(use your plot diagram to briefly summarize the story).  This should be at least 4-5 sentences. The last sentence should be your thesis sentence (a statement about what your paper is about). Your paper is about the comparison and contrasting of Rainsford and General Zaroff


2nd  Paragraph: You are COMPARING the two characters.  Discuss how these two characters are alike.  You should have 2-3 comparisons.  Use details from the text to support your likenesses. 


Ex.  Rainsford and General Zaroff are alike in many ways.  Now YOU tell how they are alike.


3rd and 4th  Paragraphs: You are writing about the two characters DIFFERENCES.  Discuss how these two characters are NOT ALIKE.  You should have 2-3 differences.  Use details from the text to support your DIFFERENCES. One paragraph should be about Rainsford and in the next paragraph talk about General Zaroff.


EX.  In contrast, these characters are also different.  Now YOU tell how they are different.


**USE YOUR VENN DIAGRAM that was completed in class to write the 2nd ,

 3rdand 4th paragraphs.**


5th Paragraph: You summarize what your paper is about.

Your writing should have SWAG!?



                  Start with capitals

                  End with punctuation



                  Descriptive feelings



Space between words


                  Great transitions

                  Information from other sources


  • 1-Indent each paragraph
  • 2-Have a topic sentence for each paragraph
  • 3-Transitions for likeness:  in addition, similarly, likewise, same as
  • 4-Transitions for differences:  however, even though, unlike, on the contrary, in contrast, on the other hand, although