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
* Morris Bober, a struggling Jewish owner of a grocery store, is introduced.
* Ida, Morris' wife, nags him about smoking and the business.
* Julius Karp visits Morris, telling him of potential new competitors and the danger of 'holdupniks.'
* Morris is the victim of a hold-up, and is pistol-whipped.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Morris is confined to...
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