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
* This play is set during the last days of WW II aboard a Navy cargo ship.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Roberts shares with Doc that he is going to be submitting another transfer request.
* Roberts seems to think that the cargo ship's role in the war is not as important.
Act 1, Scene 3 Abstract
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