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 "A Fable for Tomorrow" Abstract
* Carson includes a description of a Utopian society in which Nature and man coexist.
* From that picturesque image, the setting changes into one in which nature begins to die away.
* While the town does not exist, the events which take place in this description have occurred.
Chapter 2 "The Obligation to Endure" Abstract
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