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by Edgar Allan Poe


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: