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 Abstract
* The play takes place on an apple farm in New York in the 1950s.
* The play opens in the living room of a farmhouse where Mollie is comforting her son, Paris.
* Paris has cried out from a nightmare.
* The nightmare revolves around a burglar who is...
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