Compare/Contrast Graphic Organizer - "American History" and "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant"


Characteristics of

Characters and Their Relationship

"American History" - Elena and Eugene

"The Bass..." - The narrator and Sheila

The ages of each member of the couple    
The level of self-esteem for each main character at the beginning of the story    
The level of respect between members of each couple    
The possibility of a long relationship    
The race to which each member of each couple belongs    
What each main character learns about relationships    
Conclusion - What do the characters, and therefore you, learn about what is necessary for establishing good dating rules and a good relationship?