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.
Foreword and Chapter 1 Abstract
* "Speak, Memory" is an autobiographical novel culled from essays on Nabokov's life.
* Nabokov opens his autobiography with a short meditation on the periods of inexistence before birth and after death and says autobiography is a battle against this darkness.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* His first memories are significant because of what he learns about...
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