The Purloined Letter
by Edgar Allan Poe
The Purloined Letter: Why Is Everyone's Name So W----? Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Purloined Letter? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who manages to run off with the letter at the end of the story?
The Royal Lady
Q. Why does the narrator seem unimportant?
There is no narrator
The narrator is timid
He hardly says anything.
The narrator has a limited perspective.
Q. Who is the minister D— ?
The official villain of the story
Q. How does the royal lady complicate the role of victim?
She seems to be a victim, but in reality, she is a criminal.
She does not complicate the role of victim but reinforces it.
She might be a victim of corrupt political force—but, frankly, it seems just as likely that she's deceitful, irresponsible, corrupt, and impressively powerful.
She is not complicated, but incredibly simple.