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, Flaubert's Parrot Abstract
* Geoffrey walks around the town of Rouen describing the statues of Flaubert which are in various states of disrepair.
* Geoffrey remembers what the town was like when he first saw it during the war in 1944 and the town had been bombed
* Geoffrey drives to Caen and lunches at a hotel near where...
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