If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To gain an understanding of the underlying themes of Oryx and Crake, such as nature vs. man, environmentalism, corporate abuse of power, and the human condition.
To examine the characters through a critical yet empathetic lens.
To recognize the ways in which the text is shaped by the point of view of its central character.
To study the author's use of language as a descriptive tool.
To discuss and learn from the text's many intentional ambiguities.