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.
Letter I, Historia Calamitatum, Abelard to a Friend, the Story of His Misfortunes Abstract
* Abelard was a philosophy teacher in Paris under William of Champeaux.
* As Abelard rose in stature, William of Champeaux opposed his teaching practice until William of Champeaux undermined his own authority by his opposition to Abelard.
Letter 2, Heloise to Abelard Abstract
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