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
* Orlando is in the orchard talking to his servant, Adam, about his older brother, Oliver.
* Oliver became guardian of Orlando and Jaques when their father, Sir Rowland, died.
* Oliver appears and Orlando tells him to either give him his education or the money their father left him.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Dennis tells Oliver...
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