Dead As They Come
This study guide will help you analyse the text “Dead as They Come” by Ian McEwan. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Dead as They Come”
Author: Ian McEwan
Published in: In Between the Sheets (collection)
Date of Publication: 1977
Genre: Short Story
Ian McEwan (b. 1948) is a British writer of novels, short stories, and screenplays. McEwan has won several literary prizes and began his literary career writing gothic, macabre narratives. One of his most known works today is the novel Atonement which has been adapted into a film.
Below, you can read an excerpt from our study guide: