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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* The Narrator lives in Berlin, a scarred yet living city separated by the Wall.
* The Wall has just gone up when the Narrator moves to Berlin.
* After the initial shock, West Germans see it as a symbol of a detested social order.
* The Narrator lives in an apartment building formerly owned by the gentry...
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