The analysis of the short story “Store Room” by Doug Warshauer shows that it follows a linear plot structure. The story takes place during a single day, but there are frequent mentions of the past. The hostile nature of Brian’s relationship with his mother is slowly revealed to us.

The main character in the story is Brian. He is a teenager who feels out of place in his own family, following the divorce of his parents. The other characters in the story are Brian’s mother, who appears to resent him, and his sister, Samantha, who welcomes him back. The relationship between the characters is relevant as it illustrates the main theme of the story.

The physical setting is a town in the United States. The house Brian returns to and his room which has become a store room, are important in the context of the story.

The story is told by a third-person narrator who has access to Brian’s thoughts and feelings. In this way, we are able to understand Brian’s perspective about his family’s issues. 

The language is informal. The vocabulary and style reflect the worldview of the main character, Brian, from whose perspective the story is told.

 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.