Analysis

Here you can find a summary of the main aspects we will analyse in the next pages of the study guide.

The story’s structure is focused on the narrator’s inner conflict which is developed using a flashback plot. The narrator’s present experiences overlap with her memories about her dead twin, Molly.

The most important character is the narrator. An important part of the narrator’s characterisation is conveyed by presenting her relationship with her sister Molly, who died after being hit by a taxi in New York.

The main physical setting is the city of Melbourne, with its cafes, bars, and vivid streets. Important aspects of the social setting mentioned in the story are connected to siblings’ relationships, dealing with grief and loss, and modern dating. Moreover, the story is a first-person narration told from the perspective of a female narrator.

The language of the story is simple and informal. Most of the story is conveyed in the narrative mode as the narrator recounts her relationship with her dead twin Molly.

Read the entire analysis of “Same Same but Different” by Anne Hayden in the following pages!