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Comparing two articles that share similar themes.

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After having read both articles I realize that they were sharing the theme crossing rivers. We can notice that both articles covered the theme in different ways whereby passage (A) gave us the theme in a form of a story as we can see in the phase: "(The men began to talk of the Yellowstone River as if....."). While passage (B) had it in a form of an article taken from a website as we can see in the phase: "(the river is broad, 300 to 400 feet across). Further away I will be analyzing the essay by writing about the similarities and differences of both passages referring to the style, and tone used in both passages. Looking at the paragraph above, I wrote that the two passages shared the same theme (crossing rivers), but we can also notice that they also referred to the same example which is the crossing the Yellowstone river. We can notice that in passage (A) when referring to the phase: "(the Yellowstone River was the size of the Mississippi)", while in passage (B) we can notice that in the information: "(From The National Geographic, Yellowstone National Park Website, 2002). ...read more.


From this conversation that continues in the passage we can understand the character feelings, and especially Jasper's fear. While in the phase: "("IT ain't the last")" said Augustus, shows us the educational level of the characters and especially from the word (ain't). So we realize from above that the conversations in passage (A) showed us the emotions (fear) and the educational levels (low unless experienced) of the characters. Another way that you can find about there educational status is from the phase: "(He heard of something called undercurrents)", this shows us that most of the things they here not study or know about. Another style Larry McMurty used in this passage was the used foreshadows, we can see that from the number of times he used the word (sucked), which we can say foreshadows a terrible thing that might happen to Jasper who used in this word. We can see the word sucked in the phase: "(the deeper the river, the farther down you could be "sucked"...)". Passage (B) was an informative article so the style used by the writer of this article didn't need any conversations. ...read more.


We can see that in the sentence: "(Augustus leaned down, drinking from his cupped hands. The water was cold.)", here we notice that they were relaxed to drink some water. We can here some sense of humor in the phrase: "(Sweet water, but id don't compare with bourbon whiskey,) he said (Augustus). So we notice at the end of this paragraph that while reading your emotions change from fear to relaxation and then you ended with a sense of humor which off course gives you relaxation. In passage (B) there was only one tone which is a formal tone with fact in information entering your mind. We can see that from the phase: "(In effect, it is and undisturbed, wilderness river close to a major roadway,)". Here we notice that the writer gave us a fact that the Yellowstone River is undisturbed and close to the roadway. Ending my essay I realize that passage (A) was more of an eventful passage directed to an audience of people who like to read stories about history, while passage (B) was directed to geographers and adventurous people. In my opinion I was more attracted to passage (B) because I like geography and I am interested in hiking and crossing rivers and all these activities. ...read more.

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