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.
Micromegas by Voltaire Abstract
* In "Micromegas," Micromegas is banished from his home planet for 800 years for writing a book that the leaders of his country found heretical.
The Mass of the Atheist by Honore de Balzac Abstract
* Micromegas wanders the universe and comes to Saturn.
* On Saturn, he meets a Saturnian that he befriends and asks...
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