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
* King Henry IV, his advisers, allies and court are at the London palace.
* The King speaks of wanting to go on a crusade to the Holy Land but civil war is brewing.
* Westmoreland tells of battles in Wales.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* The King is angry that Hotspur took prisoners and will not release...
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