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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* It is September 1909 in Jefferson, Mississippi, and Quentin Compson is in the office of his elderly neighbor, Miss Rosa Coldfield, listening to her tell the story of Thomas Sutpen and his family.
* Quentin, who will soon leave Jefferson to attend Harvard, has been called specifically by Miss Coldfield to listen to her story. She...
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