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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* The story takes place in the early 1870s in New York City.
* The protagonist, Newland Archer, arrives at the opera.
* Newland fixes his gaze on the opera box owned by Mrs. Manson Mingott.
* Newland is engaged to Mrs. Mingott's granddaughter, May Welland.
* The audience stirs at the arrival of a controversial member of...
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