Shadowlands Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

William Nicholson
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Chapter Abstracts

Act 1, Scene 1

* The play opens in Oxford, England in the 1950s.

* C.S. Lewis enters with a newspaper.

* Lewis addresses the audience, discussing the topics of love, pain, and suffering.

* He suggests that suffering breaks through the selfishness of our natures.

* He argues that this life is a mere shadow of the next.

Act 1, Scene 2

* Lewis joins his brother and some friends at an Oxford college dining hall.

* Warnie, Lewis' brother, has had too much to drink.

* The men talk about their differing opinions on women.

* Lewis and his brother head back to their home, continuing to discuss women.

Act 1, Scene 3

* Lewis is writing letters as Warnie enters with breakfast.

* The man converse and Lewis tells Warnie about a letter he has received.

* An American, Joy Gresham, wishes to meet the two men while she is in England.

* The men joke about the American, but decide to meet...

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