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, Scene 1 and Analysis Abstract
* Oscar Madison and four friends are playing poker in his stiflingly hot apartment.
* The four friends are Speed, a very sarcastic man, Murray, a police officer, Roy, Oscar's accountant, and Vinnie, who competes for one-liners with Speed.
Act 1, Scene 2 and Analysis Abstract
* Oscar's wife recently leaves him. Oscar is a slob...
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