Comparisons are not the only way to get a grade A EE.
If after brainstorming, you pick a non-comparison based topic and you are still unsure if a topic is too broad or narrow, spend 30 minutes doing some basic research and see how much material is out there. Do NOT just ask your favorite teacher to be your advisor.
Next, create a list of pros and cons (I know this sounds tedious, but it really helps! EXCEPTION: If you have a teacher who is passionate and knowledgeable about your topic (as my English teacher was about my Theatre topic), you can ask that instructor. There was no theatre teacher at my school, so I could not find a theatre-specific advisor, but I chose the next best thing.
Some IB high schools require your IB Extended Essay advisor to sign an Agreement Form.
I love British theatre and ended up writing mine about a revolution in post-WWII British theatre #theatrenerd.
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I also used comparison in my EE, comparing Harold Pinter's in order to show a transition in British Theatre.
Topics with comparisons of 2-3 plays/books/diets/etc. tend to be in the sweet spot of not too narrow or broad because you can analyze each portion and after doing in-depth analysis on each, you compare and explain the significance of the comparison.