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, Chapter 1 Abstract
* The American troopship is located off the coast of Anopopei.
* As the platoon awaits the coming day, we learn about the various personalities of these characters.
* A group of men play cards and reveal their personality.
* It becomes clear that many of the men are afraid of the next day.
Part 1, Chapter 2 Abstract
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