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
* The book opens by describing the place where Violet and Joe live on Lenox Avenue.
* Violet goes to the funeral parlor to disfigure Dorcas's face, but the men at the funeral parlor throw her out.
* Violet goes home and releases her birds into the snow.
* She tries to have an extramarital affair out of...
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