This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

A Compare/Contrast Of A Narraitve Essay And A Descriptive Essay

797 words - 4 pages

For this discussion, I have chosen “Are the Rich Happy?” written by Stephen Leacock (1916) for my narrative essay and “Homeless” written by Anna Quindlen (n.d.) for my descriptive essay. In this essay discussion, I am going to compare/contrast the author’s purpose, the intended audience, and the impact on the reader’s that each author intended to accomplish through the essay that they wrote; I also plan to show that the descriptive essay communicates the author’s point of view superior to that of the narrative essay.
In the narrative essay, Leacock (1916) wanted to narrator an essay to show in his own words and through his own experiences what rich people think are problems, that they are not rich they are “pinched” (p2), and that they have more faith in money and possessions than they do in people which makes them bitter over time. Leacock (1916) shows an example of this when he tells of how Mr. and Mrs. Fowler were losing their butler, and it appears to be because of how he his treated; though Mr. Fowler promptly stated it was no fault of theirs, but it was because their butler did not like them (p16). Leacock went on to say that the Fowlers were going to have to rough it and take a ten room four bath suite (1916). While the purpose of Anna Quindlen’s (n.d,.) descriptive essay “Homeless” was written to show that people generalize the homeless as one group of people, not as individuals without a home (n.d., p10). Quindlen goes on to say “you are where you live (n.d., p2)” showing that the Ann the homeless lady that Quindlen had met is at home being homeless at this time in her life; Ann had a house once and to her she was not actually without a home, because that house in the picture that she showed Quindlen would always be her home. Leacock’s (1916) purpose for writing the narrative essay “Are the Rich Happy?” (1916) was to show that the rich have their own unique problems using sarcasm. On the other hand, Quindlen wrote the descriptive essay “Homeless” (n.d.) on a more serious note in order to describe how homeless people live, the problems that they face, and how society views them. In my opinion, Quindlen’s descriptive essay explains her purpose for writing, “Homeless” better than Leacock’s...

Find Another Essay On A Compare/Contrast of a Narraitve Essay and a Descriptive Essay

A Compare and Contrast essay on Wii and Xbox 360

1010 words - 4 pages Wii vs. Xbox 360The Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 are two of the most revolutionary new game systems. The Xbox 360 is more powerful, but on the other hand the Wii has some unique features and a lower price tag. In many ways these two consoles are very alike. At the same time they also have many differences. Nintendo and Microsoft reach out to different audiences with their unique gaming systems.The Xbox 360 was released in fall of 2005

How to write a compare/contrast essay

540 words - 2 pages Comparing and contrasting is something that we all do every day without even noticing it. Let's say you're in the fruit and vegetable aisle. You have 4 varieties of apples to choose from. Without being aware of it you determine which one appeals to you most (size, color, price, etc.) by using your compare and contrast skill. So, basically, comparing is a way of looking for similarities, and contrasting is a way of looking for differences.A

Welch vs. Sanders: A Compare and Contrast Essay

1355 words - 6 pages the vision of the organization to both their employees and their customers. It’s their job to make the tough decisions and stand by them no matter how difficult they may seem. Managers do with by way of their managing style which explains exactly how a certain manager runs things. In this essay we’re going to compare and contrast two managers who’ve gained fame through their pioneering managing styles and have been set as examples on

2001: A Space Odyssey Compare and Contrast Essay

1143 words - 5 pages Recently, our class read the book and watched the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The book is written by Arthur C. Clarke and the movie was directed by Stanley Kubrick. The book was written as a framework for the movie, so the two are mostly the same. But, while there were similarities, there were also some major differences. The story started with pre-historic ‘humans’ called man-apes. The man-apes were very primitive and on the brink of

"Blow it Out" -- A compare and contrast essay of athletes and druggies

898 words - 4 pages presented with the same options. Much can be learned about a person by looking at their tendencies or, better yet, addictions. In the competitive world of today, stress levels sky rocket. One's well being often depends on their ability to please an oblivious overlord. A weak many wither away under these conditions, deterioration beginning in the nostrils. While the truly ambitious strive by testing their limits and improving themselves. The

Decisions of marriage - A compare and contrast essay on the differance between married and single life

916 words - 4 pages There are some big differences between married and single life. Each has it's own unique problems that must be overcome while having similarities. The Decision of married vs. single should not be taken lightly. There are a lot of factors you must consider when thinking about marriage. Friendship, free time, money issues, religion, and selfishness are all issues that should be addressed when choosing your life plan.First consider your best friend

Love in Two Works of Art: A Compare and Contrast Essay

827 words - 4 pages A Compare and Contrast Essay:(need creative title) “Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” Art is just that, one of many ways that people can express love. LOVE by Robert Indiana and The Kiss, by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin are just two sculptures that demonstrate love. LOVE is a structure of the word love in red with the first two letters above with the “O” slanted, and the last two letters bellow the first two, that is

A Descriptive Essay of Grendel from "Beowulf"

682 words - 3 pages Grendel is one of the three major antagonists in the poem "Beowulf". We are told he is a monster and a descendant of the biblical figure "Cain" early on in the text. "Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend/Grendel who haunted the moors, the wild /Marshes, and made his home in a hell./Not hell but hell on earth. He was spawned in that slime/Of Cain, murderous creatures banished/ By God, punished forever for the crime/ Of Abel's death

Descriptive Essay: A Healing Place

1220 words - 5 pages In my hometown, there is not much to do on any night of the week, so many nights I found myself walking around town with my friends. After walking an hour of so we would often become tired and need a rest. The swing along the Mississippi River was always a great resting spot. The metal swing fits up to four people and has a great view of the Lock and Dam. Although the swing was cold when we first sat down, it would soon warm up and sometimes

A Lovely Wedding: Descriptive essay

721 words - 3 pages What a wonderful day it was for an outdoor wedding: warm, but not terribly so. The early May sun peeked out occasionally. A pleasant breeze from the north rustled in the surrounding shrubs, cooling the guests and family members as they took their seats on either side of the walk leading to the gazebo. Sweet strains of classical music drifted through the crowd. I couldn't believe it; my best friend Angie and her fiancé, Mike, were finally

A Good Descriptive Hunting Essay

1135 words - 5 pages There was no visible light out. It was calm out tonight; mid night dew still fresh on my boots. The smell of fresh pine covered the bare spot of the forest I was now camped in. It was time to break camp; camping too long in one spot could give away my posion. I quickly put away the rest of the salted pork in my left leg pocket and mounted my gun on my right shoulder. I started to stand up, but very slowly as to not alert a fly. I finally reach

Similar Essays

Compare And Contrast Essay For English 101. Teacher Wanted Lots Of Descriptive Words And Clear Thesis And Restatement

560 words - 2 pages between Arena football and Pro football seem obvious, but at closer look there are a lot of differences.The difference in the fields of these two sports is probably the first thing someone would notice. An Arena football field is fifty yards long with eight yard in-zones where a Pro football field is 100 yards long with ten yard in-zones. Arena football games are only played indoors where NFL games can be played either indoors or outside. The

A Compare And Contrast Essay Between Anthen & A Handmaids Tale

776 words - 3 pages The two novels, The Handmaid's Tale and Anthem, are both haunting, first person tales of personal hardship in a closed and controlled society. In this essay I will point out many important similarities and differences between the two books, mainly the setting and the similarities between the two societies in which the stories take place, as well as more important differences between the main characters.To start I would like to compare the

A Compare And Contrast Essay On Batman And Iron Man

1199 words - 5 pages Nowadays, we can see so many hero type people in our society. Different culture and different countries will appear different types of hero. Hero gave us confident and we can trust them. I have chosen two heroes to compare and contrast based on cultural aspect and what they act. The two heroes are The Batman and Iron Man. In movies, the image of hero is very clear. They are strong in muscle; fight the bad guy to save to world and they have

A Compare And Contrast Essay On Blues And Gospel Music

469 words - 2 pages tell. Blues songs are sad, full of heartbreak and disappointment. They talk about everyday problems like losing a job or a girlfriend, like having no money or no friends. Gospel songs, on the other hand, are the happiest songs you'll ever hear, full of joy and hope. Unlike the blues, gospel songs tell about the power of faith in tunes so catchy, they make you want to get up and dance.Both kinds of music, however, have African roots and similar