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.
Section 1 Abstract
* Arthur Ganate, also called Banate by the author, meets the main character, Bardamu, at a cafe on Place Clichy in Paris.
* The two characters discuss the people of Paris and how they roam the streets acting like they know where they are going.
* They talk about how President Poincare is inaugurating a dog show...
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