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.
Detailed Summary & Analysis Abstract
* The play opens in Atlanta, 1948.
* Daisy Werthan, an older Jewish white woman, has crashed her car and is arguing with her son, Boolie, about getting a driver for her. She is angry and stubborn about it, but he insists and decides to coordinate the hiring.
* The audience learns that while Daisy...
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