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
* "Memories of My Melancholy Whores" is a novel with erotic overtones by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
* An unnamed narrator tells his story from the viewpoint of his ninetieth year.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* The narrator is a journalist who at age ninety still writes a weekly column, as he has done for the last fifty years.
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