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.
Rashomon, In a Bamboo Grove, and The Nose Abstract
* An unemployed servant with no money wonders how he will survive. He thinks about turning to crime, but is too frightened to go through with it. Looking for a place to stay, the servant sees that the dilapidated Rashomen is open and he climbs to its second...
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