This is well written and nothing caught my eye as far as typos, grammar or spelling goes; I find I disagree with your point more than I would have thought.
If studying literature, and reading the same is important to a writer then being mentored or critiqued by a more experienced writer is equally important. Consider, while you speak or write against it, you still submit for consideration here on Writing.com. That is of course probably an overstatement, but I'll stand on it.
Occasionally, you run into the critic who is out of their depth but those are apparent because they are heavy handed and tell you what to do instead of noting thing for your attention.
It is a simple fact that the reader will not see things the way the writer does, so it important to play to common ground.
Over-all, despite my difference I would call this a success, it's well thought out and has a solid structure with logical support, versus a lecture. Reconsider the numerous "I" and self references they make the work feel a bit haughty to me, as if you're saying "look at me", which I know was not your intent.
These are of course only my perspectives and I am but newly come to Writing.com, though not to writing.
Be well and I wish you the best in your endeavors.