Names:_______________________ and __________________ Period:___________

Names:_______________________ and __________________
English Regents Critical Lens
Practice how you would go about responding to the given quotes. Follow and read both
prompts carefully.
Critical Lens #1:
“For what does it mean to be a hero? It requires you to be prepared to deal with forces
larger than yourself.”
- Norman Mailer
The Spooky Art, 2003
Critical Lens #2:
“You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.”
- Yan Martel
Life of Pi, 2001
How would you interpret these quotes into your own words? What ideas are
trying to be expressed?
Do you Agree OR Disagree with each quote?
List two works that you have read that you believe best support your opinion.
Briefly explain how you feel both works support your opinion on the quote.
Name at least two literary elements that you would incorporate into your essay.