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 identify and discuss the significant themes of the novel.
Students will be able to trace the development of the characters, and examine the changes in how they see each other.
Students will be able to understand how the narrator's point of view shapes the text, especially his perception of girls and women.
Students will be able to analyze the recurrent metaphors and symbolism that the characters utilize.