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 Abstract
* Hazel Motes is traveling on a train. His seat mate Mrs. Hitchcock tries talking with him, but he essentially ignores her.
* Haze approaches the porter claiming he is a man from his hometown. The porter denies this.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Haze and Mrs. Hitchcock go to the dining car. They are separated and Haze has...
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