If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Read the text carefully with an eye towards identifying keys themes and symbols.
Provide thoughtful and critical analysis of the book through written and oral exercises.
Comprehend the complex structural narrative of the text and its different points of view.
Develop a contextual understanding of the historical events that influenced the author's work and perspectives.
Understand the author's contributions to literature and culture in both Latin American and abroad.