If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Read The English Patient with an ability to connect multiple storylines across time and place.
Situate The English Patient's story within historical context and understand the assertions Michael Ondaatje is drawing about those historical moments.
Analyze the relationships between characters in the novel, and to form and defend positions about how their life experiences informed those relationships.
Understand the use of literary techniques in The English Patient and how Ondaatje employs them to create mood and tempo in the novel.