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 analyze significant symbols, motifs, and themes throughout the novel.
Students will be able to analyze and interpret the development of the novel's plot and characters.
Students will be able to use textual evidence to support interpretations and analyses.
Students will be able to read closely to determine both explicit and implicit meanings from the text.