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 describe the ways in which Faulkner effectively explores the history and continued existence of racism in America.
Students will be able to identify and describe critiques of Faulkner's personal statements and fiction with regards to race and segregation.
Students will be able to identify the ways in which Faulkner's prose style reflects the thematic content of the novel.
Students will be able to write nuanced and in-depth analyses of Faulkner and other relevant texts.