If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will gain an appreciation of how The House of the Seven Gables exemplifies characteristics of both Romantic and Gothic literature. Students should note how Hawthorne's choice of imagery, sentiment, and vocabulary creates a recognizable style.
Students will build vocabulary using different techniques, including through the context of the text and through reference materials.
Students will identify and examine the evolution of the major themes as they present themselves throughout the work, and the symbols used to emphasize their meaning....