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.
Scene 1 Abstract
* A poor student called Arkneholz has witnessed the burning down of a house. He has spent all night tending to the wounded.
* The student gets a drink from a water fountain. He meets a milkmaid and they talk about the student's experiences the previous night. The milkmaid helps the student wash out his smoke-filled...
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