Write and type a 300-500 word essay comparing and/or contrasting the roles of male and female penguins in caring for eggs and chicks as shown in the film The March of the Penguins. (National Geographic, Warner Videos, 80 minutes). Be sure to follow the guidelines in Chapter 9 for the point-by-point essay outline. You should have three points of comparison and/or contrast revealed in your essay map. The thesis, the transition words, and every paragraph should make it obvious to your reader that the essay is compare/contrast. Your reader should easily be able to outline your essay.
Last week, in the English classroom, when I was watching the film The March of the Penguins, I was impressed and nicely touched. I thought that we, humans, were the only ones on earth to know how to take care of our babies! In fact, the emperor penguins also do know their responsibility to protect their progeny.
In caring for their eggs and chicks during transferring, incubating, and after hatching, female and male penguins play a role both distinct and similar.
In the deserted and hostile Antarctica, both female and male penguins work as a team to assure the survival of their progeny. During transferring the egg or the chick, they should be cautious: if the egg cracks, touches the ice or if the egg or the chick is exposed too long to the cold, they both die. However, in early June, after laying the egg, the female had to transfer it to the male; she had to carefully execute several dances, move back, and push the egg out onto the ice while the male took his beak to push immediately the egg onto his feet in order to prevent the egg from freezing. The process will...