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.
Chapters 1-2 | Chapters 3-4 Abstract
* Ishmael desires a new adventure and decides to join a whaling expedition.
* Ishmael travels to New Bedford to await a ship bound for Nantucket.
* Ishmael has to share a room with a head hunting savage named Queequeg.
* Queequeg is represented as having strange dressing and shaving habits.
Chapters 5-6 | Chapters 7-9 Abstract
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