Dead Mans Path Critical Analysis Discuss symbolism, theme, or the elements of colonialism in ‘Dead Man’s Path’ The purpose of a literary analysis essay is to carefully examine and sometimes evaluate a work of literature or an aspect of a work of literature. As with any analysis, this requires you to break the subject down into its component parts. Examining the different elements of a piece of literature is not an end in itself but rather a process to help you better appreciate and understand the work of literature as a whole. Required Length: 2 pages Required Sources: 1 primary Essay One (1) (1)