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.
* Admetus, before the play, has cheated Death/the Fates with the help of Apollo to prolong his life.
* Now Death does come and Admetus has to find someone to die in his place or else he will die.
* Admetus asks Pheres (his father) to take his place and Pheres refuses.
* Alcestis, Admetus's wife...
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