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.
Chapters 1 through 5 Abstract
* The novel opens with Henry describing his earliest memory of being under something, perhaps a table.
* He remembers that people were always telling him that he was always eating.
* He was born in 1922 in Germany, but then relocated to America.
* His whole family is now in America.
Chapters 6 through 10 Abstract
* Henry only remembers...
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