Different Yet Similar Close to everything in our world is either compared or contrasted. People

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Different Yet Similar Close to everything in our world is either compared or contrasted. People like to use these methods in order to; figure out which subject is better or worse, to see how similar topics are to one another, and to enhance our understanding on certain issues. Comparing and contrasting work best when someone uses these methods to find similarities or differences of unlikely sources based on unique factors. By finding similarities between unlikely sources, one would have to analyze deeper to find interesting results. Two unlikely sources that one can compare are the two books The Summer Tree and Journey to the Centre of the Earth. The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay, is about five University of Toronto students named Kevin,…show more content…
But when looking at the finer details, there are many similarities between the settings in the books. Firstly, though these books take place in totally different places, they share the fact that neither takes place on earth. In The Summer Tree, Professor Lorenzo Marcus introduces Fionavar to the five students in his apartment after the lecture, but as he is introducing the old world he states: “There are many worlds,” he said, “caught in the loop and whorls of time. Seldom do they intersect, and so for the most part they are unknown to each other. Only Fionavar, the prime creation, which all the others imperfectly reflect, is the lore gathered and preserved that tells of how to bridge the worlds – and even there the years have not dealt kindly with ancient wisdom. We have made the crossing before, Matt [king of the dwarves] and I [Professor Lorenzo Marcus (Loren Silvercloak)], but always with difficulty, for much is lost, even in Fionavar.” (Kay, The Summer Tree) This part of the novel is when the students realize that there are many worlds. Loren Silvercloak does a great job at introducing this to the characters as he clearly states, “There are many worlds”. This makes it certain that the five students are to be taken to a different world. In Journey to the Centre of the Earth, the characters must descend down through the hollows of the earth in order to fulfill the mystery. As Professor Lidenbrock reads the passage coded

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