Butcher's Crossing Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

John Williams
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Part One: Chapters I-V

• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Williams, John. Butcher’s Crossing. New York Review Books, 1960. Print.

• The epigraph section of Butcher’s Crossing contains a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Nature, as well as a quote from Herman Melville’s final novel entitled The Confidence Man.

• Part 1: Chapter I begins on page 9 in the year 1873.

• The protagonist of the novel rides in a stagecoach headed to Ellsworth, but his final destination is Butcher’s Crossing, Kansas.

• The as-yet-unnamed protagonist is in his early twenties, has fair skin, and carries a carpetbag.

• He has traveled all the way from Boston with the intention of joining a hunting expedition.

• He hopes to be put in contact with such an endeavor by looking up his father’s former acquaintance, McDonald, of whom his father had spoken highly.

• When...

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