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 opens in a room at the Royal Palms Hotel in the town of St. Cloud. A handsome young man called Chance Wayne gets out of bed while the woman lying next to him sleeps.
* After a waiter leaves with Chance's coffee, a man called George Scudder enter the room. Scudder tells...
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