Teacher Guide

Absalom, Absalom Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to identify and describe the ways in which Faulkner effectively explores the history and continued existence of racism in America.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to identify and describe critiques of Faulkner's personal statements and fiction with regards to race and segregation.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to identify the ways in which Faulkner's prose style reflects the thematic content of the novel.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to write nuanced and in-depth analyses of Faulkner and other relevant texts.

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