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.
Everybody's Protest Novel Abstract
* Baldwin describes Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin as an icon for an inaccurate portrayal of the Negro experience.
* Baldwin believes that the the three most important characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin are Eliza, George, and Uncle Tom.
* Baldwin criticizes Richard Wright's Native Son as a more modern piece of propaganda...
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