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, Abstract
* The play opens in a summer home on Golden Pond in Maine in mid-May.
* Norman Thayer is shown looking around the room and then picking up the phone.
* Norman is an older gentleman of seventy-nine with glasses and the charm of a young boy.
* Norman is in good health although he has occasional...
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