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.
Part One: Chapter I Abstract
* Ted Hughes wrote two introductions to "The Journals" of Sylvia Plath.
* In the early 1982 introduction, Hughes made the shocking revelation that he had destroyed some of her last, unpublished journals in order to save her children from reading them.
* In the second version of his introduction, published sometime later in 1982, Hughes...
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