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
* Bolingbroke accuses Mowbray of the murder of the Duke Gloucester and treason; Mowbray accuses Bolingbroke of treason.
* King Richard sets a date for the men to duel.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* The Duchess of Gloucester wants her husband's death avenged. The Duke is also Gaunt's brother.
* Richard's righteousness is brought in to question; Gaunt...
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