Setting and narrator

In what follows, we will discuss the setting and narrator of the short story “One Friday Morning” by Langston Hughes.

Setting

Published in 1941, the short story is set in the North of the United States and was probably meant to be read as contemporary to the time of publishing. The action only spans over a few days in April and follows the protagonist, a high-school student.

Physical setting

The main elements of the physical setting are the high school building, the office of the vice principal and Nancy’s home. However, these elements are only noted and not thoroughly described. Rat...

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