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 Abstract
* Ono recalls that he was able to purchase his house through a prestige auction.
* He promises the sellers to repair the war damage as soon as possible.
* Noriko tells her sister,Setsuko, that Ono is changing from tyrannical to gentle.
* Ono expresses pride in the repairs he has already accomplished.
Part 2 Abstract
* Setsuko tries...
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