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
* The play opens with two characters, Ma and Pa Ubu, who are talking in a crude way.
* They use idiosyncratic curse words and epithets.
* Ma is yelling at Pa about his lack of ambition and telling him that she wants him to kill the king and his family so that he can be...
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