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
* Act One opens with Wesley gathering debris of a broken door into a wheelbarrow. Ella, Wesley's mother, enters in her bathrobe and slippers.
* Ella tells Wesley he should not be cleaning up the mess, since he is not the one who breaks the door. Wesley asks Ella if she calls the cops the previous...
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