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.
Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* Lancelot Andrewes Lamar is the son of a family with deep Southern roots.
* Lancelot is in a mental institution after the death of his second wife.
* It is unclear if Lancelot is in the institution as a criminal or a patient.
* Lancelot denies knowledge of the events leading to his wife's death until...
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