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 through 4 Abstract
* Philip Marlowe is a private investigator who works for the District Attorney's office until he is fired for insubordination.
* Marlowe meets Moose Malloy, a recently released convict, looking at the neon sign outside of Florian's, an after-hours club.
* Malloy is shocked that during his eight...
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