Short Story Analysis Name: Name of Short Story: Date: Author: Answer each question about the short story fully in one complete paragraph. Describe the setting of the story. Where and when does it take place? How does the setting affect the action and the overall atmosphere of the story? Write a brief summary of the plot. You should include only the highlights of the story. Identify the climax. Briefly describe the main character, his/her appearance, thoughts, and emotions. Does this character change? How? What conflict does the main character face? How does the main character resolve the conflict? What role do minor characters play, in relation to the plot as a whole and in relation to the main characters? Explain the theme (the central message) of the story. Discuss the author’s broader underlying message, the general concept(s) that the author is dealing with through the story. What is your opinion of the story and the main character? You must explain your opinions by using examples.