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.
May 4, 1771 Abstract
* Werther addresses an as-yet unnamed friend, to whom he is writing his letters.
* Werther is amazed that although he is away from his friends, he actually feels happy.
* Werther muses on his role in the disappointment of Leonore's love for him.
May 10 through 15 Abstract
* Werther gives his friend news of the business of his...
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