If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
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;
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;
Understand the relation between the two worlds presented by Bulgakov in The Master and Margarita;
Read The Master and Margarita with the intention of honing analytic abilities by using specific textual evidence to support...