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.
Section 1 (pages 1-8) Abstract
* The narrator, John Ames, states that he is dying of a heart condition.
* John explains that he was married and bore a son late in life.
* He is a minister like his father and his grandfather, and it is the only life he knows.
Section 2 (pages 9-37) Abstract
* John recalls his pet...
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