Within the story, the dull Lake wasn’t as dull as it sounded. The people are around or on the lake at the time; their emotions would have affect on what the weather conditions would be. Haroun makes a remark on realizing it was very close to a story that his father, Rashid Khalifa would tell on his voyages. The Moody Lake. “It’s not in the least Dull, this lake, exclaimed Haroun. ‘ In fact, it’s positively temperamental!” (Haroun, 47) Haroun immediately realizes this theory every time Mr.Buttoo on the Arabian Nights Plus One was to go in outrage the weather would change.
A strong aspect in the story that showed Magic Realism was the shadows. During the capture of Mudra, Mudra explains that Khattum-Shud, ruler of the Chupwalas can be in two places at once. Haroun and his gang lean that the shadow can be detached from a person allowing the shadow to have a mind of his own and freely do what it wants. “He goes about in the darkness, entirely shadowless, and his shadow goes wherever it wishes”. (Haroun, 133) This gave a strong shock on knowing this because