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, Pages 1-20 Abstract
* Reverend Parris is worried about his daughter Betty who appears to be sick. The doctor says the cause must be 'supernatural'.
Act 1, Pages 21-32 Abstract
* Reverend Parris saw his niece, Abigail, Tituba, his daughter, and her friends in the forest dancing and is afraid they were involved...
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