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 as Pelajia works on her roof on the Wasaychigan Hill Indian Reserve.
* Pelajia's sister, Philomena, helps her as the two women talk about life on the reserve and their families and desires.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* The two women discuss the desire to win the big prize at bingo and what...
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