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.
The Speech for the Defense Abstract
* Gerald (Gerry) introduces the story as a five-year sojourn made by himself and his family to the Greek island of Corfu.
* While in Corfu the family is young. Larry is twenty-three, Leslie nineteen, Margo eighteen, and Gerry ten.
* Gerry is not sure of his mother's age, as she cannot remember...
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