Analysis

The analysis of the short story “A Raven Flies South” by Gord Bruyere shows that it follows a linear plot structure. The narrative follows the main character as he wakes up, walks to the river, then returns home, focusing on his thoughts and feelings.

The main character is Raven, a young Indigenous boy living in Canada. The other characters in the story are his grandmother, whom he calls “Kooks”, and his mother. They appear in the story only in Raven’s memories.

The physical setting is British Columbia, Canada, on a November morning. The social setting explores different religious beliefs.

The story is told from the point of view of a third-person narrator, who has access to Raven’s thoughts and feelings. We see things from his perspective throughout the entire narrative.

The language is neutral. The story follows Raven’s stream of consciousness, and the style of language reflects his worldview.

You can read a more detailed analysis in the following pages.