Is it better to use literary examples or historical examples in the essay?

<p>I used all historical examples but linked everything clearly to one thesis. Is this acceptable?</p>

<p>Yes, it is 100% acceptable. It doesn't matter what your examples are if they are strong and support your argument well.</p>

<p>I don't think you'll necessarily get more points for using historical/literary examples instead of, say, personal anecdotes. That is one common misconception that I've encountered on this site. If the anecdote can support your position more effectively than the historical/literary example, then by all means use it.</p>