Name Mods Due date: 12/ 20/07 (Hand in this rubric with your finished essay) Comparison and contrast: Probably no two characters deserve to be compared more than Mathilde from “The Necklace” and Della from “Gift of the Magi”. The similarities of these two women make the reader expect similar behaviors, but their differences provide for their authors the necessary ingredients to make each story and theme unique.Assignment: Compare and contrast the character of Della in “Gift of the Magi” with the character of Mathilde in “The Necklace. PARAGRAPH l: Introduction Authors of different short stories often create characters with similar, recognizable traits. At the same time, the authors give these characters different behaviors which help to communicate the story’s message. Mathilde from Guy De Maupassant’s “The Necklace” and Della from “Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry are two such characters.

This pair of females has a number of similarities, yet they differ from each other greatly. PARAGRAPH II: Similarity Topic sentence: Mathilde and Della are similar in several ways. (State an area of similarity) (State an example for one of the characters) an example for the other character) an area of similarity) (State an area of similarity) Transition PARAGRAPH Ill Difference Della and Mathilde are different from each other in several ways. (State an area of difference)