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 One, Part 1 Abstract
* In Scene 1, Diana, awakens very early in the morning and speaks with the late-returning Gabe, confessing that once again she's been imagining how he might die.
* Music starts, uptempo with a rock feel ("Just Another Day") and dialogue and singing intercut the next morning, as the members of the family prepare for...
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