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, Scene 1 Abstract
* The play is set in 1946, as Timmy Cleary returns home from the war.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* The middle class West Bronx, NY apartment has remnants of the welcome home party from the night before.
Act 1, Scene 3 Abstract
* John admires his son's army jacket, even trying it on while no one is looking.
Act 2, Scene 1 Abstract
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