Compare and Contrast Rent and The Band Played On. 2-3 page response. This is a very broad question. You can take any angle you want on this question. The main goal is to analyze/examine the two works in relation to each other in some way. For example, the response could compare and contrast themes, characters, main ideas, etc. In addition, consider Sarah Schulman’s criticism of Rent and AIDS activism as you compare and contrast the two texts.