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
* The narrator describes his position as a police officer in Moulmein, Burma. The story is set during the time when Burma was a colony of the British Empire and, like most colonies, there was discontent among the citizens.
* The narrator is a target for the native citizens of Burma, because he symbolizes the oppressive...
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