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: Act 1, Scene 1 | Part 1: Act 1, Scene 2 | Part 1: Act 1, Scene 3 Abstract
* Rabbi Chemelwitz speaks about the old migration to America at Sarah Ironson's funeral.
* Roy Cohn offers Joe Pitt a job with the Justice Department.
* Harper Pitt talks to Mr. Lies about her constant unease with the world.
Part 1: Act 1, Scene 4 | Part 1: Act 1, Scene 5 Abstract
* Prior tells...
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