If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To examine the motivations of the characters, both human and android.
To dissect the dichotomy between artificial and organic, and interpret what it may indicate about the human condition.
To trace the themes of religion and media as they are developed in the text.
To discuss the questions the book poses about the nature of humanity, consciousness, and empathy.
To identify and analyze unique and unusual stylistic choices and storytelling devices that contribute to the novel's hallucinatory or surrealistic quality.