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 2 Abstract
* Act 2 opens in a garden outside the estate. There is a graveyard and abandoned chapel nearby and the beginning of the cherry orchard can be seen.
* Charlotta, Yasha, and Dunyasha sit on a bench. Yepikhodov plays guitar.
* Charlotta adjusts a gun she is carrying on a sling, and begins to talk about how she...
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