In this section, we will highlight the elements of our analysis of “Deportation at Breakfast” by Larry Fondation.

The structure of the short story includes narrative techniques like backstory and foreshadowing.  

The characters are the narrator, who is the main character, and Javier and the customers in the diner, who are secondary characters. The customers form a collective character.

The events presumably take place during one morning in “Carla’s” diner. The social setting explores the theme of illegal immigration.

The events are described by the man who enters the diner as a first-person narrator, who also shares his thoughts and feelings with the readers.

The story is told in a descriptive style, with plenty of imagery. The language used by the author is simple and straightforward.  

You can read the full analysis of “Deportation at Breakfast” by Larry Fondation in the following pages.