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.
Part 1 Abstract
* The play begins with Odysseus standing outside of Ajax's tent, trying to determine if Ajax is inside.
* Athena, a goddess, appears and asks why he is there.
* Odysseus tells her that he wants to find out if Ajax is guilty of viciously slaughtering a herd of cattle.
* Athena says that Ajax is guilty, and...
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