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.
Scene 1 Abstract
* Scene 1: A Japanese woman pours tea for an aging Japanese samurai.
Scene 2 Abstract
* Neither character reveals a name, so the Man is called Man Who Fears Women and Man Who Fears Silence. The Woman is called Hanako, Flower Girl.
Scenes 3 and 4 Abstract
* The Woman is glad to have visitors and expresses her fear of...
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