Flyin' West Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Act 1, Scene 1

• The setting is in Nicodemus, Kansas, an all-black community.

• Miss Leah and her daughter Sophie discuss how the black community of Nicodemus needs to stay strong and together. Another sister, Fannie, is outside with friend Wil.

• The audience learns Sophie and Fannie came from Memphis.

• Sophie and Fannie talk about Minnie, their little sister who lives in London with her husband Frank, a mulatto.

Act 1, Scene 2

• Sophie, Fannie, and Wil are at the train station waiting for Minnie and Frank to arrive.

• Minnie and Frank arrive in expensive fashionable clothing.

• Frank shows disdain for prairie life and touts city life in London.

• Frank also shows little regard for Minnie's family, holding himself to be superior.

Act 1, Scene 3

• Back at the house, Minnie and Frank are in their room where Minnie is trying to cover up a bruised face with her hat.

• When Minnie enters the main...

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