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Papillon Summary
Henri Charrière

Everything you need to understand or teach Papillon by Henri Charrière.

  • Papillon Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Papillon Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Papillon Summary

Plot Summary

Henri Charriere, known as Papillion for his butterfly tattoo, is accused of murdering a "pimp and stool pigeon" and finds himself in court awaiting the trial. Despite his attorney's assurance that there is no real evidence, he is found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Papillion is immediately faced with a decision. He has to almost immediately make a decision whether to appeal the sentence, Papillion decides that he will focus everything he has on escape rather than trying to get a new trial to have the sentence reversed or lessened, fearing that he would be sentenced to many years in prison regardless and would then be faced with the need to escape anyway. With the determination to escape and with some money stowed in a metal container carried in his intestine by way of his anus, Papillion begins his sentence.

Papillion soon finds the opportunity to...

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Study Pack

The Papillon Study Pack contains about 37 pages of study material in 2 products, including:

Papillon Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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Papillon Lesson Plans contain 136 pages of teaching material, including:

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