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
* The play begins with an argument over whether Brady, the current white heavyweight boxing champion, should fight an up-and-coming black boxer.
* Brady at first rejects the idea but faces intense pressure from Fred, Cap'n Dan, and Smitty.
* A reporter comments that Brady is the White Hope, saying that every paper in the country...
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