This assignment is a 1000 to 1300 essay (roughly 4 to 5 pages of double spaced t

This assignment is a 1000 to 1300 essay (roughly 4 to 5 pages of double spaced text). In this essay, you will begin to employ the methods of criticism. Like all essays, your entry should have a thesis statement, introduction, body, and conclusion. The body should provide evidence from course materials that is properly cited in terms of its source and page numbers (if a written text). See the essay rubric in the “student work evaluation” document for further information on how this assignment will be evaluated.
Recall your reading on the methodology of literary criticism from Module One. The author wrote: “A very basic way of thinking about literary theory is that these ideas act as different lenses critics use to view and talk about art, literature, and even culture. These different lenses allow critics to consider works of art based on certain assumptions within that school of theory. The different lenses also allow critics to focus on particular aspects of a work they consider important.” You will practice “criticism” in this essay assigment.
ESSAY QUESTION PROMPT: Consider the history and conceptualizations of the Southwest and the controversy that surrounds those murals. Why are these murals the subject of so much controversy? What do you think should be done with the murals? Do you find them offensive? Important? Select appropriate materials from course materials as evidence for your argument.