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
* Tom Ripley is convinced a man is following him, but he decides to take a risk and enter Raoul's for a drink.
* The man following Tom enters the bar and introduces himself as Richard Greenleaf's father. He says he has been given Tom's name by friends of his son.
* Mr. Greenleaf tells Tom his...
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