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The Duchess of Malfi Overview & Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

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, Scene 1 Abstract

* The play opens in the Duchess's palace, and most of the major characters are introduced. Delio welcomes his good friend, Antonio upon his return from France.
* Bosola enters with the Cardinal, pestering him for payment. He complains to Antonio and Delio that the Cardinal and his brother are rich and corrupt.
* Delio tells...

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