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, Part 1 Abstract
* As the play opens, a man named Charlie sits at the kitchen table of his childhood home in Ireland.
* Charlie's father, Da, has recently died and Charlie is sorting through papers.
* Charlie's childhood friend, Oliver, stops by to offer condolences with the ulterior motive of Charlie's helping him to get Da's house.
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