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
* Scene one is set in the forecastle of a transatlantic oceanliner. The sailors, described as rough and rowdy, are sitting up in the bunks drinking and chatting.
* The main focus of the scene is a character called Yank. Yank is strong and is feared and respected by the others because...
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