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by Edgar Allan Poe

1846

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 Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" (1846) is a suspenseful short story told from the perspective of a murder. This story is a great way to introduce the concept of unreliable narrators, point of view (generally), and suspense as a literary device. 

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Revenge & Betrayal as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"Is revenge ever justified?"

Ways to support your child: