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
* Act 1, Scene 1
* The scene opens in a hall in the palace of Solinus, Duke of Ephesus.
* Egion, a merchant of Syracuse, has been brought before the Duke to plead his case.
* The Duke explains to Egion that he has no personal dispute with him, but he must abide by the laws of his...
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