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 1 Chapter 1 & 2 | Part 1 Chapters 3 & 4 Abstract
* Introduction of natural law and the need to give up certain freedoms.
* Hobbes discusses the idea of contract for a commonwealth.
* Hobbes adds a second layer of religion to create the Christian commonwealth.
* Hobbes discusses imagination as simple or compound and how it leads to false ideas.
Part 1 Chapter 5 Abstract
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