This title examines the role and theme of the fall from grace archetype in The Crucible, Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, Things Fall Apart, and Macbeth. It features four analysis papers that consider the fall from grace theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.