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, Prologue Abstract
* The main character, Tevye, addresses the audience while the fiddler hops around on the roof.
* Tevye speaks of the importance of tradition for the villagers, explaining that it maintains balance within the community.
* He doesn't know how these traditions began, but he follows them because they help everyone know what part to play...
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