Before the begining of the story, there is a quotation, and our teacher called this "critical lens", but what does critical lens mean before a story?
The critical lens is a quote that you use as a tool to analyse a work of literature. It draws focus to certain aspects of the text. The critical lens essay is an exercise in literary analysis. Before a story, the author may place a critical lens quotation from another author which relates to the theme of the story to follow.