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.
Part 1, Act 1, Scenes 1-7 Abstract
* Members of the company, speaking in turn, give the family background of the Nickleby family; Mr. Nickleby loses his fortune, dies, and his family is left to fend for itself, so they go to Ralph, the oldest son, to seek his help.
* At a public meeting in a tavern, Member of...
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