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 understand the mythological themes and influences present in Middlesex and the grip of classical mythology on the lives and minds of Eugenides' characters.
Students will understand the role of gender in the lives of the novel's characters, including Cal; they will be able to discuss issues gender, sex, and sexuality with sensitivity and appropriate terminology.
Students will gain an understanding of the various historical events portrayed in the novel.
Students will be able to analyze the author's writing style,...