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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Moses Herzog lives alone in the Berkshires, writing letters to anyone he can think of, including those he does not know. He jots down random thoughts throughout the day.
* Herzog works giving adult-education lectures in a New York night school.
* As Herzog lies in his house, he debates his own character with himself in...
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