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 key themes and symbols in the text.
Students will be able to trace the narrator’s development from childhood to adolescence to womanhood and pinpoint key events in her development process.
Students will learn about the many historical and cultural allusions made in the text, and understand what impact they had on the narrator.
Students will gain a greater understanding of the autobiographical literature genre.