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.
Desire under the Elms, Part 1 Abstract
* Eben's brothers Simeon and Peter return from their field work, their conversation revealing that Eben is Simeon and Peter's half-brother by their father Ephraim's second wife.
* Simeon and Peter compare the gold they hear of out in California with the stones they dig every day,...
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