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 Part 1 Abstract
* As a church bell tolls, Poncia and a Servant clean the house in preparation for Bernarda's return from a funeral for Bernarda's husband.
* They think Bernarda is tyrannical and demanding and that her mother is locked up in another room is insane.
* Poncia also talks about how hard her thirty years of service...
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