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.
Section 1 Abstract
* "Boule de Suif" centers on ten coach passengers traveling through occupied France during the Franco-Prussian war. The story begins in Rouen where defeated soldiers, including volunteers, enlisted men, and career soldiers wander aimlessly through town.
* There is a rumor that the Prussians will soon enter Rouen, and the town is silent as it waits...
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