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.
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* Emerson begins his essay with the words "Ne te quaesiveris extra," Latin for "Do not look outside yourself."
* Truly believing in your own thought is genius.
* Moses, Plato and Milton are examples of men believing in their own thought and not what others believe.
* Emerson stresses the importance of being aware of and...
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