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
* Sontag asserts that notions of war vary by culture, gender and social class.
* Images could be manipulated and interpretations skewed based on context and presentation.
* Sontag argues that horrific images of war are not sufficient to inspire a rejection of armed conflict nor military action.
* Sontag cites Virginia Woolf's assertion that war is a...
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