The analysis of the short story “She Shall Not Be Moved” by Shereen Pandit shows that it follows a linear plot structure. The narrative centers on the events which occur during a bus ride and immediately afterwards.
The main characters in the story are the narrator and Mariam. The other characters are also relevant, as they illustrate the story’s themes and social setting.
The physical setting is a bus in London, England. The social setting explores racism and stereotyping.
The story is told by a first-person narrator, who is also one of the main characters. The narrator shares her thoughts and feelings as the events occur.
The language is neutral. The story reads like a monologue or a confession, as the narrator attempts to justify her actions to a sympathetic listener, or even to herself.
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