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by Guy de Maupassant

1909

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "An Uncomfortable Bed" by Guy de Maupassant.

In "An Uncomfortable Bed" by Guy de Maupaussant, a man becomes paranoid that he will be the target of a practical joke. This story story is known for its humor and ironic ending.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Comedy & Tragedy and Fear & Paranoia as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does fear drive action?" and "What can we learn from comedy?"

Ways to support your child: