Anna in the Tropics Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Act 1, Scene 1

* 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.

* Santiago is not doing well gambling and has to borrow money from his half-brother.

* Santiago carves an S into Chechy's shoe to serve as a promissory note, which ends up being worth $300.

* Ofelia and her two daughters, Marela and Conchita are at the harbor waiting for the new lector.

* The old lector, Teodoro had not been useful in a long time, but then died about three months ago.

* Marela cast a spell to make sure the lector arrived on the ship.

* Finally, one of the last people off of the ship is the new lector, Juan Julian.

Act 1, Scene 2

* The scene shifts...

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