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 Abstract
* The servants are cleaning in the living room while a party is heard in the background. They gossip about their boss' having feelings for the housekeeper.
* Ekdal comes into the office to get some papers. The servants talk about how he was in the army, but went to jail after a bad deal with...
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