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, Part 1 Abstract
* Maxine and Pedro come onto the veranda to check out a bus load of tourists.
* Maxine talks to Shannon. Shannon asks her where her husband, Fred, is. She tells him he is dead.
Act 1, Part 2 Abstract
* Shannon tells Maxine that his current tour is...
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