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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 Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe.

In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Masque of the Red Death,” Prince Prospero throws a party for his esteemed friends within the safety of his home, while the rest of the country is ravaged by disease.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Death, Fate & Free Will, and Fear & Paranoia as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How does fear drive action?", "How do people face death?", and "Can we control our fate?"

Ways to support your child: