Compare and Contrast
April 5, 2013
Cleaning with Barry and Britt
The act of being habitually and carefully neat and clean can make for an interesting topic in a comparison and contrast essay. Dave Barry compares the differences of how women and men clean in his compare and contrast essay, Batting Clean- Up and Striking out. In Suzanne Britt's compare and contrast essay, Neat People vs. Sloppy People she compares the differences of personalities between Sloppy people and neat people. Both essays compare cleanliness in one way or another however they both have differences regarding their use of humor, examples, and points made in their thesis.
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Batting Clean-Up and Striking Out by Dave Barry and Neat People vs. Sloppy People by Suzanne Britt both compare and contrast cleanliness to two different topics and make two different conclusions through their comparisons. Barry compared the differences between the way a man and a woman clean. He explains that a woman can identify and will scrub every speck of dirt possible when cleaning. On the other hand, a man will use just Windex and paper towels to mop the kitchen floor. To further validate his point, Barry tells a story about the ancient city of Pompei, where the residents were all killed when a volcano erupted and covered them with lava. Modern people often ask why the residents did not leave when the ashes started falling. Well, apparently in Pompei it was the custom for men to do the housework, and they never noticed the ashes piling up indoors and outdoors. Now, is this the real reason why the residents never left? Dave Barry merely exaggerated, to make people chuckle and to prove his point. Is his conclusion that women clean better than men remarkably unheard of? No, but he can make people laugh. On the other hand in Suzanne Britt’s Neat People vs. Sloppy People she describes the differences between sloppy people and neat people, and comes