by Anton Chekhov 1889

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 "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.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Loneliness & Isolation and Power & Greed as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"Does money buy happiness?" and "What does it mean to feel alone?"

Ways to support your child: