If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to understand the concept of a frame story and how it affects the structure and perspective of the novel.
Students will be able to gain a deeper grasp of character development and why it is central to the novel.
Students will be able to comprehend and analyze the symbols used throughout the novel.
Students will be able to extract themes and concepts from the novel and relate them to contemporary situations.