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, Part 1 Abstract
* In 1809, Thomasina Coverly and her tutor, Septimus, sit at a large table in a room overlooking the expansive gardens of Thomasina's family's estate.
* Septimus reads a poem, "The Couch of Eros," to himself while Thomasina is supposed to be studying mathematics.
* Thomasina tells Septimus that Mrs. Chater, the wife of the man...
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