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
* A group of women from Canterbury known as the Chorus introduce themselves as witnesses to an oncoming tragedy.
* Following the Chorus, three priests also lament the seven-year absence of Archbishop Becket and the political intrigue that has occurred in that time.
Act 2 Abstract
* A messenger arrives to tells the priests that Archbishop...
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