Teacher Guide

The Master and Margarita 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

    Develop a clear understanding of Bulgakov's life in the Soviet Union in order to comprehend and analyze the literary and cultural significance of his work;

  2. 2

    Understand the psychological impact of Stalin and his purges during the mid and late 1930s to get a better sense of Bulgakov's satire and his characters' psychologies;

  3. 3

    Understand the relation between the two worlds presented by Bulgakov in The Master and Margarita;

  4. 4

    Read The Master and Margarita with the intention of honing analytic abilities by using specific textual evidence to support...

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