A comparison, incidentally, is the process of showing how things are alike; a contrast is the process of showing differences.
Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. The second question is one of procedure. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Since I like toasty flavors so much, I usually think the darker the better. Bezzler wrote the essay below which compares two shopping experiences — the experience of shopping in an old-fashioned American downtown and the experience of shopping in a modern mall.
You want your reader to be able to look at your thesis statement and say "oh! Definitely not!
But the almost pungent taste of hazelnuts—which is much more assertive than the taste of almonds—is easily obliterated by a minute or two too long in the oven. Best to roast the nuts in a slow oven, degrees, for about ten minutes, just until you begin to smell them and they color very lightly.
One thing you should add to it is the name of the book and the author assuming this is an essay comparing and contrasting two characters from a book you read. Probably not, unless our comparison is going to lead our readers to a surprise: that for reasons they had never thought of before, the nightlife of Davis, Oklahoma, is more fun, more fulfilling than the nightlife of the Big Apple!
This sentence only covered the contrasting, and it told of one of their differences.