This section highlights the main elements of our analysis of the story “The Music Room” by Stephen King.
The story’s plot structure features narrative techniques such as backstories and foreshadowing, and the title of the story refers to the physical setting. The story revolves around a married couple who abduct businessmen and steal their money.
The main characters of the story are Mr. and Mrs. Enderby. Their victim, George Timmons, is a secondary character.
The events take place in the United States of America. The social setting explores the difficult economic situation created by the Great Depression.
The events are described by a limited third-person narrator. The narrator is subjective because he or she interprets the behaviour of the characters and shares the narrator’s subjective opinion.
The story is told in a descriptive style, which includes similes, personification, and metaphors. The language is formal in the narration but informal in the dialogue, making the story sound more authentic.
You can find a full analysis of the story in the following pages.