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
* The scene is set during the Vietnam War in the late 1960's.
* Pavlo, a young American soldier, drunkenly rambles to a Vietnamese barmaid/prostitute (Yen, pronounced Ing) and another drunken soldier about a girl named Joanna that he was involved with and how his mother wrote Joanna a letter calling her a "slut...
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