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
* A mother goes to say goodbye to her son, who is busy cutting down some grapes with a knife.
* The mother quickly becomes angry with the son because he is using a weapon to remove the grapes.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* The mother discusses her hatred of weapons and reminds him that his father...
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