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
* On a hot day in 1936, Governor Willie Stark visits his hometown of Mason City.
* The governor is accompanied by his wife, Lucy, Tiny Duffy and Jack Burden who are driven by Sugar Boy.
* In a flashback to 1922, Jack Burden is a newspaper reporter and Willie Stark is county treasurer for Mason County.
Chapter 2 Abstract
This section contains 1,095 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)