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.
Scenes I - II Abstract
* Galileo is in his study.
* Andrea, the boy of his housekeeper, arrives with a gift (an astronomical model) from the court of Naples.
* Galileo gives Andrea a lesson on the astronomical model.
* Galileo predicts that everyone will know that the earth is the body that's rotating and people along with it...
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