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 First, At Marygreen: Chapters 1-4 Abstract
* Part I, Chapter 1: Mr. Phillotson, schoolmaster of the small village of Marygreen, is leaving to pursue his education in Christminster. A young orphan, Jude Fawley, comes to say goodbye; he is told by Mr. Phillotson that the measure of a man is his education.
* Part I, Chapter 2: Jude, who...
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