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.
Electra, pages 9-23 Abstract
* The scene is a farm cottage; the farmer tells of King Agamemnon, who was victorious against Troy.
* When he returned to Argos, his wife Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus, killed him, and now Aegisthus and Clytemnestra rule.
* Aegisthus wanted to kill Agamemnon's son, Orestes, but Agamemnon's servant saved the boy.
* Aegisthus feared...
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