The Day of the Triffids Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapters 1 and 2

• In Chapter One, the narrator wakes in the hospital following a week of rest and bandaged eyes, but is startled to find he cannot hear the normal sounds of traffic or daily life.

• The narrator recalls hearing of a comet-debris storm the night before and, after removing his own bandages, finds everyone around him is blind.

• In Chapter Two, Bill Masen, revealed as the narrator, tells of his previous experiences with triffids, which are plants that can walk and seem to communicate.

• Walter Lucknor, a friend of Bill's and an expert on triffids, is introduced.

• Triffids are revealed to be carnivores who strike humans with their stingers across the eyes in an effort to blind them, so they can eat them as they decompose.

Chapters 3 and 4

• In Chapter Three, Bill finds himself unable to loot for food due to lingering morality, although he eventually breaks down...

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