Essay Luka and Fire of Life

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The Essay “Luka and the Fire of Life” is a nove written by Salman Rushdie. The novel is about a twelve year old boy named Luka Khalifa, and his father, Rushid Khalifa. His father had fallen into a very deep coma, hearing nothing and no one. Luka met a holographic version of his father, named Nobodaddy. Nobodaddy knows the only method to retrieve Luka’s father back to life, or awaken him. He has to steal the fire of life from the world of magic. Luka, Nobodaddy, his pet bear and dog set forth to the World of Magic. As Luka moves on in his adventures, in order to get the fire of life, he gains and loses friends. At the end of his adventures, Luka finally reaches the Mountain of Knowledge, where the Fire of Life lives. Luka had to give a…show more content…
182) After he gets the Fire of Life, Luka heads home with his group. Luka has a strong sense of Justice and has the power to curse someone because in the beginning of the story, when Luka and his father were walking home from Luka’s schools, they passed by the circus parade owned by Captain Aag and there was something that Luka saw which concerned him. The sight of the droopy cockatoos in their cages and the sad dromedaries humphing along the street touched Luka’s generous young heart. But saddest of all, he thought, was the cage in which a mournful dog and a doleful bear stared wretchedly all about. So he suddenly got angry and cursed Captain Aag. “May your animals stop obeying your commands and your rings of fire eat up your stupid tent.” (Pg. 6) An amazing thing happened the next morning. The dog with the tag and the bear with the tag showed up at Luka’s door and started dancing. Luka’s family gathered around the door and watched. Then Rashid told the family about the curse that Luka did to Captain Aag and he believed that it worked. Luka then realized that they were dancing for their freedom. Luka decided to keep the bear and the dog because they won’t have anywhere to live. The bear was named Dog and the dog was named Bear. In conclusion, the protagonist of the novel, “Luka and the Fire of Life,” Luka, has three different

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