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 & Chapters 1 - 4 Abstract
* The Foreword acclimates the reader.
* Robert Musil was an Austrian.
* He spent part of his life in Austria and another good portion of it living in Germany.
* He was born in 1880.
* Decades later, as a grown man he joined the Austrian Army and served at the front during the First World War...
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