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
* Scene 1 begins in a darkened bedroom. There is just enough light to illuminate the figure of a man in the bed with a sheet over his face and a woman in a chair at the foot of the bed.
* Marion asks if Isobel (in the chair) was with "him" when he died and...
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