We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Purloined Letter

The Purloined Letter


by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purloined Letter: Why Is Everyone's Name So W----? True or False

1. Who manages to run off with the letter at the end of the story? -> Dupin
2. Why does the narrator seem unimportant? -> He hardly says anything.
3. Who is the minister D— ? -> The official villain of the story
4. How does the royal lady complicate the role of victim? -> She seems to be a victim, but in reality, she is a criminal.