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
* Madame Pernelle prepares to leave her son's home while other members of her family follow her and try to speak.
* Madame Pernelle is quite good at having the last word, but the family attempts to pay her respect because she is Orgon's mother, but she insults each of them.
* First, Madame Pernelle criticizes Elmire...
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