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
* Mr. and Mrs. Hardcastle disagree on the importance of visiting the city and putting modern furniture in their house.
* Mrs. Hardcastle says that their house looks like an inn rather than the fine mansion of a prosperous man.
* Mrs. Hardcastle praises her son from a previous marriage and Mr. Hardcastle calls him a...
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