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, Prologue Abstract
* In Verona, Italy, two prominent families are feuding.
* Romeo and Juliet, from opposing families, meet and fall in love.
* Their love is destined for catastrophe because of the ongoing feud.
* However, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet's deaths finally brings and end to the "strife" between the families.
Act 1, Scene 1 Abstract
* Samson and...
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