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
* Max, a retired butcher, argues with his grown son Lenny in the living room of their London home.
* Max talks about a man he calls MacGregor; later in the play we learn that MacGregor was Max's father.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Lenny asks Max for advice on betting on a horse, and Max reminisces...
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