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 main character, Winston Smith, is introduced in his apartment in what is now called Oceania, under the totalitarian rule of Big Brother and The Party.
* Winston begins a diary, an illegal act called a Thoughtcrime.
* Through Winston's memory and diary entry, a mysterious character known...
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