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.
Part 1: Chapter 1 Abstract
* Steinbeck is about to embark on a journey, the nature of which is much the same as all journeys that anyone has taken.
* Steinbeck has felt an urge to be somewhere else his whole life.
* Steinbeck gives in to wanderlust and calls this state of journeying bumdom.
* Each journey has its own personality...
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