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 Abstract
* Garcin is the first guest to be ushered into the room by a mysterious valet.
* Garcin grumbles about not having a toothbrush and the valet tells him there is no need for one.
* Garcin realizes several things about the accommodation--no beds and no mirrors.
* Garcin learns that outside the room there are hallways and...
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