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, Chapters 1 and 2 Abstract
* Sal Paradise is introduced to Dean Moriarty who has recently been released from a reformatory.
* Dean later visits Sal and asks him to teach him how to write; Dean soon moves in with Sal.
* Dean is introduced to Carlo Marx and they become instant friends which makes Sal feel alienated.
* Dean has...
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