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by Guy de Maupassant


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: