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 I, Scene I Abstract
* Various men of the town of Guellen are gathered at the train station where a decrease in train traffic is indicative of Guellen's overall financial troubles.
* They look forward with great expectation to the visit of a millionaire woman.
* Guellen is her hometown, and she is known for her charitable donations...
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