Name_____________________________________ English 10 Due Macbeth Critical Lens Essay Your Task: Write a critical essay in which you discuss William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, from any particular perspective of the statement that is provided for you in the Critical Lens. In your essay, (1) provide a valid interpretation of the statement, (2) indicate whether the statement can be proved true or false as you have interpreted it, and (3) support this opinion using specific references to the appropriate literary elements from Macbeth. Critical Lens: “In literature, evil often triumphs but never conquers.” ~anonymous Guidelines: Be sure to: Restate the quote and provide a valid interpretation Indicate whether the statement can be proved to be true or false Use the criteria suggested by the critical lens to analyze Macbeth Avoid plot summary! Instead, use specific references to appropriate literary elements (for example: theme, characterization, setting, point of view) to develop your analysis Organize your ideas in a unified and coherent manner Follow the conventions of standard written English Make it 4-5 paragraphs in length PARAGRAPH BREAKDOWN ON THE BACK!!!!! Critical Lens Essay Breakdown Introductory Paragraph: -Restate quote and author (if available) -Indicate whether the statement is proved or disproved by the literature (Macbeth) -Interpret what the quote means -Indicate what literary techniques were used in the literature that either helped prove or disprove the statement Body Paragraph: -Make a connection between the critical lens quote and the literature using a specific example -Identify a literary element/ technique and explain the significance. Body Paragraph: --Make a connection between the critical lens quote and the literature using a specific example -Identify a literary element/ technique and explain the significance. Conclusion: -Restate the quote and interpretation -Summarize why the critical lens quote could be proven or disproven through the use of this piece of literature.