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
* John Grady Cole's grandfather dies, leaving the ranch to John's mother who sells it.
* John takes a last horseback ride with his father who is dying.
* John hitchhikes to San Antonio where he sees his mother in a play but does not approach her.
* John Grady and his friend, Lacy Rawlins, leave on horseback...
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