Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Prologue, Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* John Forbes Nash Jr. came from Bluefield, West Virginia, and became well known as a mathematician in 1948; genius eventually caused Nash to slip into madness in his thirties.
* Chapter One discusses Nash's childhood in Bluefield; his parents married on September 6, 1924, lived in the coal mining mountains of West Virginia, and became Episcopalians...
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