This analysis of the story “Red Sari” by Amanthi Harris will help you understand and analyse the story’s narrative and language elements.

In what follows, we will discuss the narrative structure of the plot.

We will examine the most important characters in the short story, focusing on the woman and her mother and looking at their outer and inner characterisation.

We will explore the setting of an Asian area in a British town and look at social aspects that reflect cultural differences, traditional culture, and family pressure.

We will consider the first-person narrator and the character’s point of view used by the author, and the effect this has on the story.

We will present relevant language elements and devices such as choice of words, imagery, similes and metaphors, repetition, rhetorical questions and symbols, and their impact on the story.