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
* This is a three-act play about American military efforts to introduce democracy and American culture to the Okinawan people living on the island of Okinawa during the American Occupation of Japan, following World War II.
* Sakini, the narrator, describes the occupation of the American military forces as a way to learn the cultures...
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