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, The Wide Skirt | Chapter 2, Under the Raft Abstract
* Oskar is in the mental hospital telling the nurse and his friends stories.
* One story is about his grandmother's skirts how Joseph Koljaiczek would escape by going under them.
* Kolijaiczek, an arsonist, marries Oskar's grandmother.
* This birth of Oskar's mother is revealed.
* Koljaiczek disguises himself as Wranka...
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