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.
Dedication, Prelude on the Stage, and Prologue in Heaven Abstract
* In the "Dedication," Goethe discusses his feelings of sadness over the passing of his generation, deciding that their memories are more important than any sort of wealth or fame.
Night and Outside the Town Wall Abstract
* During the "Prelude on the Stage," a...
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