Parent Guide > The Bet
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This week in class, we’re reading "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov.
A young lawyer and a banker make a fifteen year, two million dollar bet to determine which is more humane, capital punishment or solitary confinement for life.
"Does money buy happiness?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this short story at home:
- What was "The Bet" about?
- What did you learn about Loneliness & Isolation?
- What did you learn about Power & Greed?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: