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.
Chapters 1-4 Abstract
* In Chapter 1, Dr, Sloper is 50 years old.
* In the 1820's, Dr Sloper married Miss Catherine Harrington, a wealthy young woman, for love.
* Dr, Sloper and his wife have a son who dies at age 3.
* Dr, Sloper has a daughter two years later, but Catherine (the mother) dies a week after giving birth.
This section contains 1,815 words
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