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, Part 1 Abstract
* A man named Petey comes in, having been to get his morning paper, and sits and reads as his wife Meg fusses over him--bringing his breakfast and asking if there's anything good in the news.
* When Petey reads the birth announcement for a baby girl, she says that she would have preferred a...
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