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 Abstract
* It is just past sunset and the characters are preparing to watch a play.
* Masha and Simon Medvedenko stroll the grounds of the estate as they wait for the play to begin. Masha does not return Simon's love for her.
Act 2 Abstract
* Masha and Simon discuss the play. It is written by Madam Arkadina's...
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