The short story Reunion is written by the American novelist John Cheever. He is known for writing short stories. In this analytical essay we will focus on the composition.
The short story starts in-medias-res. That means we get no information or knowledge about the situation but start in the middle of the story.
The first thing we are told in the story is just that Charlie is meeting his father at Grand Central Station for the first time in 3 years. The short story is written in chronological order. This means that no flash backs are used.
The action itself is about the course of events between Charlie and his father at the Grand Central station.
We follow Charlie and his father through the various restaurants. The father is not happy with the service and chooses to clap and shout at the services at the restaurant.