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.
* Introduction to this "second edition" where Hawthorne introduces himself as narrator and talks about the first edition and its reception.
* Hawthorne characterizes William Lee, the Permanent Inspector, as a creature without intellect.
The Custom House Abstract
* Hawthorne has been fired for a minor scandal.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Hawthorne addresses the reader about his time working...
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