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, Part 1 Abstract
* The play begins with an announcement over the loudspeaker.
* The announcement says that a society proclaiming the end of the world postpones the arrival of that event for another 24 hours because they saw the sun rise.
* The announcement also says it is August and a wall of ice is moving into America.
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