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
* Richie and Martin discuss Martin's attempted suicide.
Act 2, Scene 1 Abstract
* The men talk about life and joke about Richie's supposed homosexuality.
Act 2, Scene 2 Abstract
* Carlyle enters, drunk, and calls Roger a "Tom."
* Carlyle questions all three men about the Army, life, and their living arrangements.
* Carlyle claims that Vietnam is not his (and...
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