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Subj: Re: I disagree.
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 at 08:21:34 am CST (Viewed 569 times)
Reply Subj: I disagree.
Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 at 06:19:20 am CST (Viewed 559 times)

    I think that such comparisons lessen the power of the second, and make it seem as if it can't stand as tall on its own. Forever keeping it in the shadows of the first.

    AS Lisa Simpsons once said, whenever you say something is the something of somewhere, its nothing.

I think there can be something to that, but I am not sure how you get around that. People use comparisons all of the time. Even if it is to describe a new character using different qualities of other characters.

I would disagree with Lisa on that one. As it does not have to be a perfect comparison just because of the nature of comparisons. In many cases the loose description should encourage somebody to look at the source material.

A comparison is almost like just reading the cliffs notes of a book and calling it a day. You miss details that define a character or story and do not do it justice. To me, it is at best a potential introduction. It does not mean the characters are the same.

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