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
* Jim Nolan leaves his boarding house and heads for Harry Nilson's office.
* Harry looks over Jim's application.
* Jim explains that he watched his father fight alone and lose, which is why he wants to join the Party.
* Jim's mother died, while Jim was in jail on vagrancy charges; he believes she died simply because...
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