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.
Pages 1-6 Abstract
* Giovanni arrives in Padua from the south of Italy. He is a naive boy who loves reading classics by Dante. When his landlady Lisabetta first sees him, she exclaims "holy virgin".
* Lisabetta suggests Giovanni look out of the window to feel the north Italian sun on his back, but instead...
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