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 novel opens with the description of a train trip from Richmond, Virginia, to the fictional town of Port Warwick, Virginia.
* Waiting for the train in Port Warwick are Milton Loftis, Dolly Bonner (Milton's mistress) and Ella Swan (the Loftis family cook).
* The body of Peyton Loftis, Milton's...
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