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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* Private detective Philip Marlowe visits General Sternwood at the Sternwood estate.
* The first person Marlowe meets is Carmen Sternwood. She pretends to faint so Marlowe has to hold her.
* The butler leads Marlowe into the greenhouse to see the General.
* The General tells Marlowe he is being blackmailed and he wants Marlowe to...
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