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 Abstract
* The setting of the play is a dark room that was once a vegetable store.
* Newspapers line the windows, and the room is unkempt and run down, scattered with household items.
Act 2 Abstract
* Tillie begins a monologue about the creation of the atom.
* Tillie's teacher Mr. Goodman calls Beatrice, Tillie's mother, to ask why...
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