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.
* Erasmus was writing a letter to Thomas More to dedicate the book to him.
* Erasmus explains that he wrote The Praise of Folly for fun.
* More's family name was similar in meaning to folly and More liked jokes.
* Erasmus defends satire and comedy.
Chapter 1 - 4 Abstract
* Folly introduces herself.
* Folly claims that she makes...
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