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.
Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* Mr. Pontellier struggles to read his paper amid the rural, non-business environment in which he finds himself.
* He notices Madame LeBrun, owner of the cottages where he and his family are vacationing ordering others around.
* He also sees his wife, Edna Pontellier, and her friend, Robert LeBrun, enjoying one another's company.
* When Edna...
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