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.
Quicksand, Chapter One Abstract
* Helga Crane, a teacher, decides to leave her job at Naxos, a southern school for Negro children.
* Helga decides to ask her uncle, her mother's brother, for money so that she can leave this area.
* Helga decides to break her engagement to James Vayle, who is also employed at Naxos.
Quicksand, Chapters Two and Three Abstract
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