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 ascertain implicit and explicit meanings from the texts.
Students will be able to identify and analyze themes using textual and historical evidence.
Students will be able to understand how invisible, intangible forces at work in the story can influence plot, tone, and conflict.
Students will be able to do close readings of specific passages and offer analysis.