Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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    Are stories even more than what we know; just a fairytale that has no meaning? In the beginning of Salman Rushdie’s novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, a question arises from the character of Mr. Sengupta, “What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” (Rushdie 20). Throughout the story, there are many thoughts in which we can find the answer to this question. Many people may say that there is no use for stories that aren’t real in reason of they do not help us in our daily lives. What those dont understand is there is much more to a story than what is just in the text. The thoughts beyond the story are in our lives, throughout our body, and soul. They are important to learn from, especially a story like Haroun and the Sea of Stories.…

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    Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a book written by Salmon Rushdie, a British Indian novelist. Throughout the story though many parts are described explicitly, such as, “Silence is often considered rude.” (85). There are also many pieces that are described implicitly, like how Haroun is feeling from time to time. The whole story is revolved around the bits and pieces of explicit and implicit details, but Haroun and the Sea of Stories overall can be described as one big implicit detail, that since…

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    16, 2014 Haroun and the Sea of Stories In Haroun and the Sea of Stories, through the usage of literary devices, Salman Rushdie explores the freedom of speech in his novel, while metaphorically relating to past experiences in his life. From this, Salman Rushdie narrates the journey of a boy named Haroun, and his quest to reclaim his father, Rashid’s lost storytelling skills, having lost his muse, his wife, Soraya, whom had left him and fled with Mr. Sengupta, the clerk living above them, “Rashid…

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    Haroun and The Sea of Stories Annotations Chapter 1: The story begins describing a very sad city, one that is so sad, that it doesn’t know its name and there are glumfish. There may have been a tragic event that has happened here. I wonder what that tragic event was, or it could also be just an emptiness in life. “they made people belch with melancholy even though the skies were blue.” There was a man who was able to ignore all of the sadness and cheer children up with his stories and his…

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    In Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Haroun seeks the journey to Kahani in order to fulfill his father’s passion towards storytelling. He sounds like the protagonist, right? The “good” guy who saves the day, unlike Khattam-Shud, who is the head of a villainous plot. Though Haroun may be the white knight in the Sea of Stories, have you ever thought that maybe he is also the antagonist in the story of Khattam-Shud? It is a human tendency to associate a hero with positive adjectives. In our opinion as…

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    “You-Know-Who,” Harry’s name becomes a source of hope for the people of the story and his name becomes an…

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    At the opening of the novel, protagonist Haroun Khalifa is living with his father, Rashid, a renowned storyteller, and his mother Soraya. Soraya becomes enticed with neighbor Mr. Sengupta, and they choose to run away together. Thenceforth Rashid is hired to tell stories on behalf of local politicians, but fails to complete this task, instead only managing to say, “Ark”. The father and son then travel to the Valley of K by a messenger, Mr. Butt. They are traveling to the Valley of K to speak for…

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    Archetypes In Haroun

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    there are many archetypes that can relates to all ages people, the well suited archetype that applies to adults and children are the archetypal symbol, Light-Darkness. In Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Haroun was admiring the martial dance and learn about the Beauty of Darkness. During the performances, it states: "Haroun thought about this strange adventure in which he had become involved. 'how many opposites are a war in this battle between Gup and Chup!' He marvelled. 'Gup is…

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    The writers Nadine Gordimer and Salman Rushdie both use allegory in their works. Nadine Gordimer wrote the short story, “Once Upon a Time”, which talks about racial segregation in South Africa. Salman Rushdie wrote the novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, which talks about the importance of stories. Both “Once Upon a Time”, by Nadine Gordimer, and Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie use allegory to prove the danger of a governing body separating its citizens. In “Once Upon a Time”,…

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    1A. When Haroun explains why he must go and confront Khattam-Shud, Salman Rushdie expresses his personal opinions on censorship. For example, when General Kitab questions who should be sent to address “the Old Zone situation”, Haroun volunteers. He proceeds to explain why he made this brave decision by saying “All my life I’ve heard about the wonderful Sea of Stories, and Water Genies, and everything; but I started believing only when I saw Iff in my bathroom the other night.” (page 137).…

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