2 Thesis StatementBoo Radley and Tom Robinson both depict innocence; however, in the conclusion of the novel Tom becomes a cowardly character.Topic Sentence #1—BlockBoo Radley is the most misunderstood character in the novel.Topic Sentence #1—AlternatingBoo Radley and Tom Robinson are the most misunderstood characters in the novel.
3 Block Format Alternating Format Introduction IntroductionCharacter #1 Character Trait #1—Contrast both.Character #2 Character Trait #2—Contrast both.Conclusion Character Trait #3—Contrast both.Conclusion
4 How To Write an Introduction for a Compare and Contrast Character Essay Discuss the topic(s) and/or theme(s) in the novel.Introduce the characters and the text.State the thesis statement.
5 Many people judge other people based on rumors and innuendo rather than getting to know a person’s true character. These negative feelings can change a person’s life forever. In To Kill a Mockingbird, people draw cruel and unfair conclusions about Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. In reality, both of the characters are innocent and harmless; however, where Boo Radley shows courage, Tom Robinson is cowardly.