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.
Middle Class Pastoral Abstract
* Rodriguez describes himself as a "socially disadvantaged" child who grew up under the watchful eyes of his parents.
* He is writing the book 30 years later, as a middle-class American surrounded by rich people.
* He realizes early on that his education would separate him from his parents.
* He sees the difference in language...
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