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 One Abstract
* In Chapter 1, Lessing traces her family tree and learns that her parents did not love their parents.
* Lessing observes that women seem to be invisible in history.
* Doris' mother, Maude, is trained to be a nurse, and is assigned to a hospital where she falls in love with a young doctor.
* Dispatched to...
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