write a focused analysis that examines the similarities and/or differences between two things with the intention to make a “value judgement” or argument about the merits of one over the other or to demonstrate what we can learn from examining two things alongside each other. Choose one topics and write an essay comparing and/or contrasting the two subjects.
Topic: Choose two television shows about the American family broadcast during different decades (i.e. Family Matters or Fresh Prince vs Black-ish) and write an essay analyzing each show’s portrayal of the family. What cultural myths or ideologies about the family does each show represent? How does each show illustrate cultural norms and values of the period in which the show aired? You might also choose two contemporary shows about the American family and analyze the portrayals and relationships in each show (i.e. Family Guy and the Simpsons).
The show that I choose to compare are “Hey Arnold!” and “Phineas and Ferb”.