Heroes Robert Cormier Chapter Summaries

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Heroes - Chapter summaries Chapter 1 Summary Francis describes in ……….. and ……………. detail his injuries sustained during the war, and how after the war he came to lodge with ……………………… in Frenchtown where he lived as a boy. He visits the church and says prayers for various important people in his life; thus we are introduced to some ……….. and minor characters: Enrico, his mother and father, whom we learn are dead, and …………………… and Larry LaSalle. Tension is created- he states his intention of …………….. Larry, but at this stage we do not know why. A ……………….. to the war introduces the theme of heroism- Francis has a …………………………………………, although he refuses to believe himself ……………… – and reveals his …………… for Nicole. Chapter 2 Summary Leading on from the last chapter, Francis ………………. about meeting Nicole for the first time, and his adolescent desperation to talk to her. This leads to a description of his ………………………. in Frenchtown. Chapter 3 Summary Francis ……………….. himself to walk through the town he grew up in- he fears recognition. He visits the building where Nicole lived as a child. In a flashback, he recalls discussing Nicole with a ……………………. from his hometown. During his time at ……... We learn that he joined the army at ……, lying about his age. Back in the present, Francis is told that Nicole’s family left the area some time before. Back in his lodgings, Francis talks with Mrs Belander who feels ……………….. for his injuries. Francis goes to bed and ……………… of his war time …………………….- describing them in ……………….. detail. His description of the time of losing his ………….. is particularly stark and brutal. ------------------------------------------------- Mrs Belander heroic dreams major ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Stark Nicole

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