Chapters of Flowers in the Attic pdf
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Dollanganger Family
– We are introduced to the Dollanganger family, consisting of Christopher Sr., Corrine, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie.
– The family seems happy and enters a magnificent mansion.
Chapter 2: Life Takes a Tragic Turn
– Christopher Sr. tragically dies in a car accident, leaving behind his family devastated.
– Corrine reveals that Christopher Sr. was her half-uncle due to a forbidden relationship.
– The family is forced to move out of the mansion and go to their wealthy grandparents’ house.
Chapter 3: The Hidden Attic
– The children are taken to Foxworth Hall, their grandparents’ mansion, which is meticulously kept and has strict rules.
– They discover a hidden attic in the mansion and become curious about its purpose.
– Cathy finds a diary in the attic, revealing dark secrets about their family’s past.
Chapter 4: The Grandparents’ True Nature
– The children meet their strict grandmother, Olivia, who shows no affection towards them.
– Olivia physically and emotionally abuses Cathy, pushing her down the stairs and locking her in the attic as punishment.
– The siblings learn that their grandfather, Malcolm, is bedridden and unaware of their existence.
Chapter 5: Bonds and Forbidden Love
– The four children become closer as they spend more time in the attic, relying on each other for support and comfort.
– Cathy and Chris’ bond intensifies, and they develop romantic feelings towards each other.
– The siblings start to question their family ties and wonder why they are kept hidden in the attic.
Chapter 6: Secrets Unraveled
– Cathy uncovers her mother’s plan to inherit the Foxworth fortune by locking the children in the attic until her father’s death.
– The children’s grandmother starts feeding them only once a day, causing malnourishment.
– The twins fall ill, and the siblings worry about their health while trying to find a way to escape.
Chapter 7: Forbidden Relationships
– Cathy and Chris’ love for each other grows stronger, leading to a sexual encounter between them.
– The siblings struggle with their guilt and the complexities of their forbidden relationship.
– Cathy and Chris make a pact to keep their relationship a secret until they can escape.
Chapter 8: Deteriorating Conditions
– The children endure harsh living conditions in the attic, including extreme heat, lack of fresh air, and limited space.
– They suffer from neglect, loneliness, and the constant fear of being discovered.
– Cory becomes weaker and eventually dies due to the poisonous arsenic-laced doughnuts given by Olivia.
Chapter 9: Escape Attempts
– The remaining siblings, Cathy, Chris, and Carrie, make multiple escape attempts, but each effort fails.
– Carrie becomes increasingly frail, losing her will to live.
– Cathy discovers an old key to the attic doors, providing them with a potential means of escape.
Chapter 10: Tragic Loss and New Hope
– Carrie tragically passes away, leaving Cathy and Chris devastated and heartbroken.
– Determined to escape, Cathy and Chris use the key to unlock the attic doors and step into the outside world for the first time in years.
– The siblings find hope and start planning their revenge against their abusive grandmother.
Flowers in the Attic summary