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.
Nature | The American Scholar Abstract
* "Nature" (1836) is Ralph Waldo Emerson's first published essay, in which he discusses the foundations of transcendentalism. One of the beliefs of transcendentalism is that through solitude in nature, one can develop his spiritual awareness of a divine power.
* Emerson separates the world into...
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