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.
Volume 1 Abstract
* Tristram Shandy is conceived.
* Tristram's mother asks about the clock during intercourse.
* Tristram describes his rights as a homunculus.
Volume 2 Abstract
* Tristram, the narrator, declares that he will offer his opinions about the events surrounding his life.
* Uncle Toby claims that Tristram's problems began at conception.
* Tristram describes his father and his conception.
Volume 3 Abstract
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