Sample Critical Lens Essay. With the person sitting next to you, read the essay below. (2-3 min) What are the parts of the critical lens essay? (5-10 min) Label the parts of the introduction (REAL) Make a list of the parts of the body paragraphs. Be ready to share out your findings. (2-3 min) “In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” -Anne Frank. Anne Frank.