Write an explanation of how the texts prove your point (i.e., not simply copy/paste but a demonstration of how the two texts are similar/different in their use of the same theme).

(1) proper comparison / contrast structure (one similarity or difference per body paragraph, NOT one text per body paragraph),(2) quotations that are properly integrated & cited in MLA format, and(3) explanation of how the texts prove your point (i.e., not simply copy/paste but a demonstration of how the two texts are similar/different in their use of the same theme).
full prompt: (wouldnt fit in topic)
The typical American dream is to achieve the highest position in society, a position generally occupied by the white culture, which, historically, has been the racial group in power. Other minority groups are marginalized, are placed on the fringe of the social, racial, or sexual group in power. Blacks, Mulattos, Hispanics, Acadians: because of their skin color or ancestry, all these racial groups have been marginalized in the American social hierarchy and have been denied the high status of white society, a status these groups strive to attain. Characters in Charles Chestnutt’s “The Wife of His Youth” and Kate Chopin’s “At the ‘Cadian Ball” both strive to escape their place in society and work towards being accepted in the upper white society, rather than in the lower black society. While these characters all try to attain the same goal of being accepted in white society, they (1) utilize different methods in their attempts to attain this goal and (2) the results of their attempts also differ. Keeping these two points in mind, write an essay in which you compare and contrast the characters of Mr. Ryder, the head of the Blue Vein Society (Chestnutt) and Calixta (Chopin).