Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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  • Comparing Rushdie's Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

    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

    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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  • Haroun And The Sea Of Stories Summary

    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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  • Haroun And The Sea Of Stories Literary Analysis

    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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  • Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

    “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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  • Archetypes In Haroun

    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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  • How Does Salman Rushdie Use Allegory

    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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  • Salman Rushdie Lord Of The Flies Chapter 2 Dialectical Journal

    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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  • Turn Of The Screw Analysis

    The story begins with the description of the ‘sad city’ (’the saddest of cities, a city so ruinously sad that it had forgotten its name’) where lived 'Haroun' together with his father, the well-known storyteller 'Rashid', ‘whose cheerfulness was famous throughout that unhappy metropolis’ and his mother, 'Soraya', who then runs off with their neighbor, ‘Mr. Sengupta’. Thereafter Haroun finds it impossible to concentrate on one thing for more than 11 minutes (his mother left at 11 o’clock), and…

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  • Gender Inequality In Gup City

    Haroun, the main character, goes on his first adventure with Iff the Genie and Butt the Hoopoo to reach Gup City. Upon his arrival, we learn Haroun’s father is taken under arrest and is accused of being a spy for Khattam-Shud (leader of Chup City). That was not the case; what really happened was Haroun’s father was protecting himself and if he was not alive then the Gup leaders would have not known where or whom has taken the princesses. The decision was made: Gup City was going to war against…

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