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
* Hans Castorp gets dizzy from the thin air and the panoramas spread out before him as he ascends the Alps to arrive in Davos-Platz where he is greeted by his cousin, Joachim Ziemssen.
* When Hans remarks about heading home, Joachim explains that time is different in the mountains as he shows Hans his "blue...
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