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 Abstract
* Mrs. Oedipa Maas arrives home from a Tupperware party to find that she has been named executor of the estate of Pierce Inverarity, a former lover.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Mucho Maas, Oedipa's husband, returns from his job as a radio station disc jockey, and he is suffering one of his regular...
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