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
* Theseus is the king of Athens, and in four days he will marry Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons. These two lovers met while at battle with each other.
* Egeus wants his daughter, Hermia, to marry Demetrius. He says that if she refuses, she must either be killed or sent to a convent...
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