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
* Arnold Epstein, Joseph Wykowski, Roy Selridge, Donald Carney, and Eugene Morris Jerome ride the train to boot camp, bickering whenever they wake.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Eugene addresses the audience, complaining about the trip and outlining the characters and backgrounds of his fellow soldiers.
Act 1, Scene 3 Abstract
* Eugene outlines his three goals for the...
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