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, Chapters 1-5 Abstract
* The novel begins with a dedication to "a happier year".
* Part One begins with Maurice with at the age of 14.
* He is graduating from the boys' school and moving on to public school.
* Mr. Ducie, a teacher at the school, takes him aside to give him advice before leaving.
* Mr. Ducie tells...
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