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.
Detailed Summary & Analysis Abstract
* The old man, Santiago, is pictured as being very unlucky.
* The boy, Manolin, is sad because his parents forbid him to go out with Santiago again.
* The boy continues to visit Santiago and help him load and unload his boat every day.
* Even though the boy has gotten permission to...
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