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.
Pantagruel: Introduction, Dixain, Prologue and Chapters 1-9 (p. 1-74) Abstract
* Pantagruel: Chapter One recalls the origin of the giant, Pantagruel, listing sixty generations of his genealogy.
* In Pantagruel: Chapter Two, Gargantua and Badebec give birth to Pantagruel, but Badebec dies in childbirth because her child is so large that he suffocates her.
* Pantagruel: Chapter Four tells...
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