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
* Dr. Urbino is called to a friends house certify the death of a disabled man.
* The disabled man did not want to become old, so he committed suicide.
* He used cyanide, which leaves behind a smell like bitter almonds. This reminds Dr. Urbino of unrequited love.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Narrator tells of very strong bond...
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