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.
Part 1, Chapter 1 "The Theme" Abstract
* The book begins with the enigmatic question: Who is John Galt?
* Eddie Willers recalls his youth with Dagny and James Taggart.
* Eddie is now working for his former childhood friends.
* Dagny's expertise about the trains is demonstrated in her knowing what to do when the train she is riding...
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