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, Scene 1 Abstract
* The beginning of the play alternates between a cockfight and the arrival of a new lector via ship at the harbor.
* Santiago and Chechy are half-brothers who are at the cockfighting drinking and gambling.
* Eliades is keeping the betting going at a regular rate.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Santiago is not doing well gambling...
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