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.
Act 1 Abstract
* The play opens in a bar in New York City in autumn.
* Johnny-the-priest owns the bar and gets his nickname from his choirboy looks.
* Larry arrives late for work at the same time the postman delivers a letter.
* Johnny says he will deliver the letter to Chris Christopherson, a sailor who is using the...
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