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.
First Notebook, The Descent into Hell Abstract
* A twenty-five-year-old, well-dressed man named Papillon enters a French courtroom in 1931.
* Papillon claims to not know the star witness against him, a man named Polein, and insists that the police agreed to drop charges against Polein for some illegal action in exchange for testimony against Papillon.
* Papillon is accused...
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