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.
Chapter 1, Toil of Growing Up Abstract
* Oscar Wilde was born in Ireland to parents who support Irish independence.
* Oscar Wilde was baptized twice, once as a Catholic and once as a Protestant.
Chapter 2, Wilde at Oxford Abstract
* Oscar Wilde broke his arm twice and did not care for outdoor sports.
Chapter 3, Rome and Greece Abstract
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