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Essay On Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

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There are certain stories that everyone has been told, and there are others that only few have experienced. Stories are everywhere in the world, whether it’s books, movies, theatre, or oral traditions. But why are there so many; the world is obsessed with them! Stories provide entertainment, and some also teach lessons in the form of morals. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie follows an average boy who is willing to risk his own life to regain his father's story telling power. After an exhilarating adventure Haroun restores his father’s power. “And it was plain that the Gift of Gab had returned, and he had the audience in the palm of his hand. When he sang Mali’s song they all sang along…” (Pg. 206) The next day, Haroun’s…show more content…
Since I was little stories have had a part in who I am because of the morals that they teach. One of the first stories that I remember having an impact on me is Cinderella originally written by Charles Perrault. At the time, it was the basic idea of never give up and be kind to people no matter who they are that stuck with me. If I met someone my goal was always, don’t be like the evil stepsisters. There have also been stories like Mulan that I didn’t see a message in until I was in the play. From Mulan it was just a constant reminder to be who you are and defy stereotypes. There are many stories that I have recently discovered that have impacted me. By the time I was done reading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld understood on a much deeper level societal pressures and how important it can be to defy them. It only takes one person to stand up or societal norms to crumble. When I read Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner I realized just how influencing social pressures can be and how our lives are really influenced by them. Our society will do just about anything for social media, we don’t have a strong gauge for when it has gone too
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