A group of 5J worked together alongside Miss Jones to write a paragraph to compare the similarities and the differences between Bertie and Millie's childhood experiences. Here is what they came up with:
Both Bertie and Millie have a father, however they’re never around. Bertie grew up with a mother but she was always sick with Malaria. In contrast, Milly grew up without a mother as she died giving birth. They both had similar childhoods because they didn’t go to school. Instead, they were bored and lonely staying at home. Because they both equally had no siblings, their boredom and loneliness made them miserable and depressed. They had no friends. Bertie lived in the confines of the compound, likewise Millie lived in the confines of their house. Millie lived in England whereas Bertie lived in Africa. Even though Bertie loved to see the animals down at the waterhole, he disliked the vast fences that surrounded him. In comparison, Millie wasn’t privileged enough to be exposed to such dangerous, exotic, wild animals. Instead, she liked to see butterflies flapping their generous wings. Bertie went to school near Millie.