Set Up: Critical analysis is usually framed as something that shows a negative view on a particular reading. This is not always true. To be critical about a reading means you delve into the context and origin of ideas in order to extract your opinion about it or to defend it or even to break it down. Critical analysis is a skill that we use quite frequently in academic reading or writing to show how much we have learned about a piece read for a specific purpose.
Assignment: You will construct a paper of 5 pages critically analyzing a visual piece of information. This can either be a painting, a meme, a video, a movie, a television show or any other visual of your choice. You will construct a position on this piece analyzing it for its parts as well as its content. Remember that you have four different tools to choose from to use in your analysis. If you choose to use other outside sources, you will need to quote them as well as list them on your Works Cited page.
Critical analysis paper on the monalisa painting.