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
* Giovanni admits to the Friar that he is in love with his sister, Annabella.
* The Friar is disgusted and suggests Giovanni pray in solitude for redemption from these feelings.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Grimaldi and Vasquez have a duel in the beginning of the scene over Grimaldi and Soranzo's (Vasquez's master) love for Annabella...
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