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.
Part 1, Prologue | Part 1, Chapter 1 | Part 1, Chapter 2 | Part 1, Chapter 3 | Part 1, Chapter 4 Abstract
* Cervantes introduces his book, calling it the "child of his brain," but later on refers to it as his stepchild instead.
* The title character of Don Quixote is introduced by Cervantes as a man who has become enraptured with the tales and books and poems...
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