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.
Act 1, Part 1 Abstract
* Nick is watching The Chuckles the Chipmunk Show on television and commenting on how bad it is.
* Murray enters and starts a conversation with Nick. This conversation reveals that Nick is extremely intelligent and that Murray used to write for The Chuckles the Chipmunk Show.
* Murray's morning routine consists of smoking cigarettes, making...
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