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Despereaux VS Roscuro by Tobi


In the Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo, two rodents lived in a castle. One is Despereaux and the other is Roscuro. Reader, do you think that they have more similarities or more differences? Let’s find out!

So, reader, let’s talk about differences about those two rodents Despereaux and Roscuro. The mouse Despereaux lives in the light, on the other hand Roscuro the rat lives in the dungeon. Despereaux was born with large ears and a tiny body, unlike Roscuro who was born as a regular rat. Despereaux doesn’t like making people suffer in spite of Roscuro who loves watching and making people suffer. Despereaux knows how to read but Roscuro doesn’t know. Despereaux is immature in comparison, Roscuro is mature.

Now, reader, we shall move to the similarities between those two rodents Despereaux and Roscuro. Both Despereaux and Roscuro like the light. Reader, did you know that Despereaux disobeys being his species, equally to the rat Roscuro. Despereaux did something nasty to his towards the mouse society not to mention Roscuro who also put his rat society in trouble. Roscuro likes hearing music in addition to Despereaux who also likes hearing music. Reader, did you know that both Despereaux and Roscuro like exploring? Well, now you know, they do?

You never know reader, maybe Despereaux Tilling and Chiaroscuro will change, and maybe they will have more differences or even more similarities. Will the two rodents change at all?

Are They Different? by Squirrel Shadow


In the pages of a book lived two rodents, one named Despereaux and the other Roscuro. One lived in a chamber of the castle and the other spent the days of his life in the deep darks of the dungeon in the castle. Although they are both rodents, they have differences. Reader, would you do the honor of reading my essay about these two rodents?


Despereaux will normally spend the day roaming around the castle, following the music playing from the king’s guitar. Yet Roscuro will follow the light reflecting off the queen’s soup spoon. Roscuro is a risky rat not to mention he took a risk at chewing on Gregory’s rope, and almost lost his whiskers! And Despereaux is a cautious mouse different from Roscuro. Despereaux won’t even nibble on a piece of paper! As follows Despereaux is French as to Roscuro is Italian. Although Roscuro was born in the dungeon Despereaux was taken there.


That’s just how they are different but they do have similarities. They both like the beautiful light shining from the stained glass windows. They also act like humans: for example, Roscuro wears a red cape and a soup spoon on his head and Despereaux reads instead of nibbling on the books. Although Roscuro wants revenge and Despereaux loves her they both have feelings for the princess. Both are also in trouble, Roscuro is hiding in the dungeon because rats are outlawed. In addition Despereaux is locked in the dungeon because he broke the one and only mouse rule, “never ever under any condition go in the sight of any human eye”.


To me, my favorite rodent is… Despereaux, because he is an open minded mini mouse. And I figured out that the two are more alike than different. Now I shall leave you so I don’t spoil the story.