Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.
- Do they use key words from the title or question?
- Do they answer the question directly?
- Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
Compare and contrast the writers' presentation of Gatsby and Heathcliff.
"In conclusion both Bronte and Fitzgerald use a variety of techniques in their presentations of Gatsby and Heathcliff. Despite the fact that both novels were written centuries apart there are many similarities in the author's presentation. On the other hand the periods in which the novels were written come across evidently such as the Romanticism influences in 'Wuthering Heights' and the insights into the jazz era in 'The Great Gatsby'. Gatsby is presented to be a character of noble heart, almost too good for the society into which he raises himself up to and who is ultimately, and tragically, destroyed by it. Heathcliff is presented as a 'tyrant', capable of cruelty and malice that is balanced out by the overwhelming grief experienced by him. Central to both novels is the theme of love and the immense acts of human ability and suffering that can stem from it. They also explore love as an all-consuming force that can act as, in Gatsby's case a reason for living and bettering himself, or in Heathcliff's case a reason for dying.
I choose to compare and contrast Nicholas and Paul's characteristics.
"As a conclusion, both major characters are analyzed by their thought and point of view, authors' descriptions and the actions that they did in the stories. Both of them bring up the event to life and how their characteristics capture the readers' attention to understand the messages and themes in the stories."
With reference to any two short stories that you have studied in the course, compare and contrast any two characters.
"After comparing and contrasting the characters, Nicholas and Paul, I realised that Nicholas is a stiff character while Paul is a round character. Nicholas' characteristic does not change from the beginning of the story till the end. He is still a naughty young boy, from telling his aunt about the frog in his basin of bread-and-milk and till the time when he rebels against his aunt. Otherwise Paul, his characteristics changes from being naïve and innocent to mentally and emotionally challenged where at the end of the story he dies because of tensed and brain fever. In my opinion, these two characters succeed in bringing up the two short stories. D. H. Lawrence and H. Munro Saki thrived in expressing their thought trough these two characters."