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
* Gaveston returns from exile.
Act 1, Scenes 2 and 3 Abstract
* The Nobles, led by Mortimer Junior, swear to revolt against Edward II.
* Edward gives Gaveston new titles and deposes the Bishop of Coventry for him.
Act 1, Scene 4, Part 1 Abstract
* The nobles and Isabella lament their misfortune at Gaveston's return.
Act 1, Scene 4, Part 2 Abstract
* The nobles...
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