A sensible and coherent analysis of some one’s work is called a Critical Essay. It is not an essay to debate on a particular literary work; rather it is a depiction of author’s attitude towards a particular subject. It is a point-to-point analysis of an article or book. Following points should be a part of analysis done in a Critical essay:
1. A summarized version of the author’s point of view. This will include
- Main idea statement of author.
- Significant facts and figures given by author to support a Critical essay.
- The author’s unequivocal values.
- Conclusion and suggestions of the author.
2. The evaluation of the work. This will include -
- Estimation of the facts, important points not missed.
- Evaluation of author’s argument
- Encouragement of author’s values.
A critical essay is the study of a literary work and is supported by facts. It is not related to any personal opinion. It is of informative nature. The critical writing should be all that could be proven and should not be based on assumptions.
The Critical Essay may consist of novel findings of the literary work which can be done by careful analysis of the author’s work. It requires going deep down in to a literary work to provide specific points of discussion that are based on evidences and facts hidden in the literary work. The facts may also be from the author’s background, the time at which the work was written or on comments of other critics.
A Critical Essay has a common structure consisting of a critical analysis of author’s work, and evaluation of his writing style etc.
The last part of essay aims at summarizing the presented arguments such that the reader understands them.