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 Abstract
* Introduction to the idea of courage in politics
* Hemingway's definition of courage
* Cynicism instead of courage
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Fear that personal courage is no longer valued in our politicians
* Understanding the social and political pressures that make courage difficult
Chapter 3 Abstract
* The three pressures
* Need to be well liked
* The pressure of being re-elected...
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