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 Abstract
* The play opens in a one-room apartment in the Midlands on an early April evening.
* Jimmy Porter and Cliff Lewis sit in armchairs reading newspapers while Jimmy's wife Alison does the ironing.
Act 2, Scene 1 Abstract
* Jimmy begins a tirade against the quality of the newspaper and then, when no one listens, he turns on...
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