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.
* Dionysus, the son of Zeus, and the mortal, Semele, are at the palace of King Pentheus of Thebes.
* Dionysus speaks to the audience to tell them that he has taken the form of the human leader of the Dionysus cult and wants to punish those of Thebes who do not worship him as a...
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