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.
Book I, Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* The story opens with the narrator explaining Bunny Corcoran is dead.
* Richard Papen is the narrator who lives in Plano, California.
* Richard is unhappy in his hometown, and unhappy at his local college where he studies Greek and literature.
* After an argument with his parents one night, Richard stumbles upon the...
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