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.
Scene 1 Abstract
* The people of Thebes appeal to their king, Oedipus, to stop the plague that has come on the land.
Scene 2 Abstract
* Oedipus tells the people that he's sent Creon to the Oracle of Delphi to find out what he needs to do to stop the plague.
Scene 3 Abstract
* Creon returns and tells Oedipus that...
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