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.
* Faustus is born poor in Rhodes, Germany.
* Faustus grows up and studies divinity in Wittenberg.
Act 1, Scene 1 Abstract
* Although Faustus does well financially though his studies, his thoughts turn away from theology, and he studies magic and necromancy, the art of raising the dead.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Sitting in his study, Faustus considers studying...
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