Compare Winthrop and Mather

This essay should include quotes, paraphrases, and summaries taken from the primary texts we have read in class and any other relevant primary works, include at least four secondary sources (at least two of which must come from the RSCC library databases). Be sure to properly cite any sources that you do include in your essay in MLA citation format including a Works Cited page.
The grade of your essay will be determined based on how well you respond to the topic and provide support for your argument. Your topic should be well supported by a good understanding of the texts discussed and effective references/quotes from those texts and secondary source(s). You should also proofread your essay and adhere to college-level English standards and conventions. These standards and conventions should include, but are not limited to: an interesting vocabulary, powerful style, and appropriate voice and tone.
As always, you should assume that your audience has already read the work, so avoid plot summary. Keep your paper focused on analyzing the works. Make arguments for your particular analysis and then support them in the individual paragraphs. Any plot points should merely be made in supporting your arguments of analysis.
Compare any two or writers working in similar themes or genres. Be sure to focus your analysis on one or two particular points of comparison, such as values, beliefs, rhetorical strategies, character, plot, symbolism, etc.