If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will develop the ability to express their opinions and ideas about a literary text and complex issues related to the novel through presentations, role plays, and group work.
Students will develop their writing skills, with emphasis on developing voice.
Students will interact with themes, symbols, and allusions which will allow them to understand the work on its own as well as its place within the canon of English literature.
Students will understand the historical context of the work, the political influences that shaped the events...