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 I: Dublin Abstract
* James Joyce's father, John, was an only child in Dublin who had to quit school because of financial problems, went to work in a shipyard, and then studied medicine at Queens College but flunked out.
* John inherited his father's estate and bought into a distilling company which went bankrupt.
* John then went...
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