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.
* The author establishes his intentions in writing Roughing It.
Chapter I-IX Abstract
* Nevada's mining industry and the effect it has on the people and the country is the backdrop for the author's story.
Chapter X-XVIII Abstract
* Twain's humor and talent for writing compelling descriptions is introduced.
Chapter XIX-XXV Abstract
* The narrator begins to travel...
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