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 1-5 Abstract
* Dr. Iannis is a widower physician who lives on the Greek island of Cephallonia with his beautiful seventeen-year-old daughter, Pelagia.
* The current time for the novel is the early 1940s, and Dr. Iannis is writing a history of Cephallonia in his spare time.
* Chapter 2 is a monologue of Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, as...
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