Literary Usage in Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

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Throughout Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie provides a fundamental, yet intricate variety of literary usage. These instances of literary usage provide and framework of support for the text which is to follow and to further accentuate the smaller and unnoticeable details of the story in to vital parts which are necessary for better comprehension and understanding of the meaning of the upcoming events. Symbolism is the most commonly used and most imperative literary device used by Rushdie. 'With the land of Chup, on the dark side of Kahani?This looks like the doing of the leader of the Chupwalas, the Cult master of Bezaban.'(H.S.S. Pg 75) This statement from the text has a very symbolic meaning behind it, both in terms of the …show more content…
or ?good?. The existence of the Chup or the quiet ones is symbolic in the way that it symbolizes the struggle between good and evil. It is the one thing in the world that prevents it from being in sunshine. It is the side of society that would be marked as flawed or outcasted. It symbolizes the world, as in Earth, itself as a place of opposing forces at work. Without opposition, the world would be in harmony, which is what is being suggested by this statement. However, the other meaning behind this is that even though without the presence of the Chup in the world and the cult master, fundamentally an opposition, the world would not be in perfect harmony, because the Chup symbolize the one and only difference in the world, they are what keeps the balance in the world. Without the presence of the Chup, the world would not have anything to which it could base an opposite way of life. The Chup are looked upon by the Guppees as what ?good? should not be. It is what the basis for what is good and evil is created. The existence of the cult master is the representation of opposing forces, such as yin and yang, from which all of society on Kahani is based and balanced on. The role of this statement is the passage which it is contained is to create a driving force for Haroun for what he is to stop. The Chup and the cult master is what Haroun has symbolically created as a future or upcoming force which he is to come in contact with. The statement in the
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