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
* Wilhelm visits the newsstand and learns his father is already at breakfast without him.
* Wilhelm has been speculating in the stock market with Tamkin.
* Wilhelm fell for the pitch of a Hollywood talent scout and tried to be an actor. He gave up after seven years.
* Wilhelm longs to do something better with his...
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