Structure

The short story “She Shall Not Be Moved” by Shereen Pandit is constructed as a flashback where the female narrator is looking back on an incident in a bus which still haunts her today. 

The first two paragraphs - where the narrator is talking about the incident that happened - indicate that the majority of the story is a flashback. The paragraphs are told in the past tense, but the narrator actually switches from past tense to present tense from the third paragraph and onwards. This change in tenses highlights that the narrator is looking back and telling us the story at a later point in time. This is also indicated by the last couple of lines in the story.

While the overall plot structure is not chronological (because of the flashback), the events...

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