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.
* Laius, the King of Thebes, commits a heinous crime and is cursed by the Oracle of Apollo. Laius is told that if he fathers children, the city of Thebes will be destroyed.
Part 1 Abstract
* Laius has one son, Oedipus, who the Oracle of Apollo foretold would one day kill his...
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