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, A Prison Wall Abstract
* Act 1 is set outside a prison. There is no set description. The only characters present are the Young Woman, the Old Woman, the Officer, and the Sergeant.
Act 2, Visitors Room Abstract
* The Old Woman never speaks, and the Young Woman speaks for her.
Act 3, Voice in the Darkness Abstract
* The women...
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