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
* George Orwell arrives in Barcelona to work as a journalist. He is surprised at the revolutionary spirit within the city. There are pamphlets and flags everywhere and buses are painted red and black.
* George Orwell meets an Italian militiaman. Inspired by his friendly confidence, Orwell enlists in a militia unit called POUM.
Chapter 2 Abstract
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