Comparison is made when there are points and issues for comparison and when something is common between them. While comparing, it goes without saying that what is not similar about them, the essential differences, need also to be told. Presently, the comparison is between selections from The Best American Essays of the Century: 'How It Feels to Be Colored Me' by Zora Neale Hurston (pages 114-17) and 'Notes of a Native Son' by James Baldwin (pages 220-38). read more
Both are African-Americana writers. The essays are personal narratives. They are autobiographical and coming from the pens of two powerful individuals possessing passionate writing skill, they immediately become attention-demanding. Both have walked through the torching black path of the American life, as applicable to the Negro race. The effects of their ideas and writing, becomes enduring for the readers on account of the devastating effects they create in the minds. The narrations are based on facts and suffering of the black race.