Teacher Guide

The Brothers Karamazov 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 analyze the novel's characters as stand-ins for philosophical discourse.

  2. 2

    Students will analyze the role that faith and religion (or a lack thereof) play in one's life.

  3. 3

    Students will discuss the theme of family and generational divide.

  4. 4

    Students will perform research into Russian literature and history.

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