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 first act is set in the drawing room of Agazzi's home.
* Laudisi listens impatiently as Amalia and Dina tell him how a subordinate of Agazzi's has rented an apartment in their building for his mother-in-law.
Act 1, Part 2 Abstract
* The woman refused to allow them into her home when they paid a call...
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