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
* The play begins with Antonio speaking to Solanio and Solarino about his mysterious sadness. They cannot find the cause of this melancholy.
* Gratiano and Bassanio come on scene with Lorenzo. The men embrace, happy to see one another. Gratiano tells Antonio to be happy.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Bassanio asks Antonio to lend him...
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