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, Chapter 1 Abstract
* Novel begins with a letter written by an anonymous friend of Michel's to the friend's brother.
* Letter says Michel's state of mind is in question.
* Letter asks the brother not to judge Michel harshly.
* Letter explains that it has been three years since this friend and two others have seen Michel.
Part 1, Chapters 2 and 3 Abstract
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