Rushdie's Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

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"People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact it's the other way around." Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie is a twisted, and winding story about a young boy named Haroun discovering the real meaning of stories through adventure. Rushdie's real life situation of being under a fatwa is inspired him to write this work of art. In Haroun and the Sea of Stories, the stories of the book had the role of recounting real events, making creatures angry, and giving happiness. First, in Haroun and the Sea of Stories, the stories of the book had the role of recounting real events. "Then he gave Haroun a real shock, because his first words were, 'Ladies and gentlemen, the name of the tale I am going to tell is Haroun and the Sea of Stories.' 'So you didn't forget,' Haroun thought with a smile." The story that Rashid tells at the end to the audience, is the adventure that he experienced with Haroun. In the big picture this gave me a different understanding on stories, and it made me realize that every story I have ever heard has to have a meaning to it from somewhere, as Iff says, " stories come from…show more content…
" '...And you can fill it with water from a single, pure Stream of Story, like so', as he did precisely that, 'and then you can offer it to a young fellow who's feeling blue, so that the magic of the story can restore his spirits...' " This quote shows us the main purpose of why stories are in existence. They are there to let our minds free, and think about something good outside of our own lives. For me, and for many, stories are a getaway for when we are feeling bad about ourselves. In Haroun, he experiences many hardships and personal struggles, and in the end the story is what keeps him happy. He felt guilt about getting his dad's stories taken from him, and the only way he could replenish his happiness, was by getting his dad's stories

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