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 Abstract
* In Act 1, the setting and the family is introduced. The story takes place in a farmhouse in Illinois.
Act 2 Abstract
* Dodge is the owner of the farm and the house. He is married to Halie. He is a drunken, ill, argumentative man who spends most of his time on the couch with his 'security'...
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