Although they both refer to somewhat similar supernatural elements, they are by no means identical to each other. Chinese shen is an abstract term referring to spirits and relating to abstract thoughts such as the heavens and the afterlife. If you are assigned to compare two historical events, one should ask the following questions: When did it happen? Who was involved in it? Why did it happen? How did it influence further events? - Hatred and love, how these topics are treated in Hamlet? - How two main historians we have studied define the term "detente"? - Compare the programs to reduce the level of pollution in New York and Los Angeles. Comparison and contrast essay is one of the most common assignments in American high schools and universities. In this type of essay students have to compare two (in some essays several) things, problems, events or ideas and evaluate their resemblances and differences.
Choosing a topic that interests both you and your reader, along with having some knowledge about the topics you select will always help the writing process to go much smoother for you. This type of essay advances and develops your critical thinking as well as your argumentation and understanding of importance of the events and things that you compare. Examples of the headings in compare/contrast assignments are: - Compare and contrast the weather conditions for cotton-growing areas of Texas and California. Comparison/contracting techniques. One of the most effective ways of comparison/contracting techniques is the drawing of Venn diagram. Drawing this diagram allows you to compare and contrast two or even several things/events.