The analysis of the short story “Dusk Over Atlantic Wharf” by Susmita Bhattacharya shows that it follows a linear plot structure. The events progress chronologically, from the moment Lata suggests they do something exciting to when she bursts into tears outside the movie theater.

The main characters in the story are Lata and Anuj, a young married couple. They are Indian immigrants who have settled in Wales. Their attitudes to living abroad are different, which is one of the things that make them incompatible. 

The physical setting is the town of Cardiff, Wales. Lata misses her hometown of Mumbai and finds it difficult to adjust to the foreign environment. The social setting explores culture shock and arranged marriages.

The story is told by a third-person narrator who follows Lata’s point of view. Throughout the story, we get an insight into Lata’s thoughts and feelings.

The language is neutral. There are several Indian words which add realism to the story.

You can read a more detailed analysis in the following pages. 

Short story analysis

I denne vejledning får du Studienets hjælp til at analysere noveller (short stories) i engelsk.