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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* Austen Introduces the Dashwood family, Marianne, Margaret, Elinor and Mrs Dashwood.
* John Dashwood inherits the Norland estate.
* Henry Dashwood falls ill and calls John Dashwood to his bedside, asking him to support his three daughters and stepmother when he passes away.
* John decides...
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