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.
Chapters 1 - 5 Abstract
* Two serial killers are introduced: Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill.
* Section Chief Jack Crawford draws FBI trainee Clarice Starling into the Buffalo Bill investigation.
* The FBI is definitely a man's field, and Clarice is trying to break into that field.
* Dr. Chilton is the director of the Baltimore State Hospital for the...
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