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, Scene 1 Abstract
* Act 1, Scene 1 opens to reveal the dowdy sun porch of a home for the old aged.
* The weather is a nice spring day in Act 1, Scene 1, and the day is Sunday, visitors day.
* Weller, dressed in an unkempt manner, is playing solitaire, smoking a cigar, and muttering to himself when Fonsia enters in...
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