If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Understand that works of literature reflect their authors' personal perspectives and the cultural and historical contexts in which they are produced.
Recognize the effect that narrative point-of-view can have on the perception and sympathies of a reader (or viewer).
Develop and apply skills used in literacy criticism, such as analyzing an author's use of language and imagery, exploring the development of themes, and identifying references and allusions.
Grapple successfully with a text that is challenging...