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.
Part 1, Act 1 Abstract
* Act 1 takes place in Leeds' study.
* Note: During the course of the play, characters speak aloud in soliloquy to express their inner thoughts.
* Marsden enters and speaks his thoughts, recalling his first visit, the early death of his father and how difficult it was for him to write in Europe.
* Marsden comments that...
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