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
* Peter Ivanovich, a lifelong acquaintance of Ivan Ilych, announces the death of Ivan Ilych to colleagues in the judge's chamber.
* Everyone in the room begins to wonder who will be promoted to fill the job vacancy.
* Peter goes to Ivan's funeral on Friday at one o'clock at...
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