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 telephone is ringing in the Dowd mansion and Myrtle Mae Simmons answers.
* The phone call is for Myrtle Mae's mother, Veta Simmons.
* The call is from the Society Editor of the local paper.
* There are guests in the other parts of the house.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Myrtle Mae announces that Ethel Chauvenet...
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