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 Abstract
* After five days of hearing evidence in the trial of a young man for murdering his father, the jury retires to deliberate on the verdict.
* The conditions in the jury room are uncomfortable and the jurors are anxious to return to their own lives.
* Without any discussion, a vote is taken in which...
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