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
* At the site of construction on a wall Lear is building to keep out his country's enemies, a foreman and several workers struggle to help an injured laborer, but the worker soon dies.
* Lear, Warrington, Bodice, and Fontanelle, accompanied by an engineer and several aides, arrive.
* Lear complains about how badly the work...
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