If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to analyze central themes and symbols prevalent in the short stories of Flannery O’Connor.
Students will understand how the historical moment of desegregation in the American South is reflected in O’Connor’s work.
Students will be able to explore the challenges and opportunities of adapting literary works for film, through examples from O'Connor's body of work.
Students will learn to use direct and indirect characterization as a means to examine texts closely and make inferences about character...