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.
Preamble and Chapter 1, Smoke Abstract
* In the preface, the doctor explained why he asked Zeno to write his autobiography, saying he thought it would help Zeno prepare for treatment.
* Zeno begins writing his journal and has trouble at first. Eventually, the words begin to flow.
* Zeno remembers his first cigarette, which he received from a friend...
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