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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* The narrator sets the scene. He lives in a ghetto in Paris among prostitutes, bricklayers and students.
* A landlady screams at a tenant for squashing bugs on his bedroom wall
* The narrator introduces the reader to Charlie. Charlie is from a wealthy family who has decided to live with the poor. However, he...
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