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 the motivations, behaviors, and qualities of the central characters, Nick and Amy.
Students will be able to discuss how multiple unreliable narrators shape the narrative experience.
Students will be able to identify and consider the themes of the text.
Students will be able to understand the novel's engagement with traditional gender roles and expectations.