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 1, pages 1-19 Abstract
* The narrator lives in an attic room in Christiana. The year is some time in the 1800s. He has sold most of his possessions to a pawnbroker, whom he calls 'Uncle.' He has no other way to earn money, and has not paid his rent for some time.
* Knowing his landlady...
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