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 One, Chapters 1-5 Abstract
* Chapter 1: Lee is introduced as a colonel in the U.S. Army, coming home on leave and reflecting on how much time he has spent over the years away from his family and the people he loves.
* Chapter 2: Jackson is introduced as an awkward professor at the Virginia Military Academy. The...
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