Salman Rushdie's Haroun And The Sea Of Stories

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In his novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie portrays the protagonist, Haroun, as a hero who learns many lessons such as how freedom of speech can be a good or bad thing. These lessons bring Haroun closer to the people he loves like Rashid and Blabbermouth. Once Haroun finds out the truth about freedom of speech, he uses his knowledge by helping others around him. In the novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie writes that speaking can be a good or bad thing, and in order to create a perfect balance, you have to have a combination of communication with a little silence; although freedom of speech is a right, to some it is a privilege.
During the beginning of the novel, Haroun was constantly in disbelief of his father’s stories. Without the use of communication, Rashid would've not been able to tell the stories in the first place. Additionally, Haroun would not of been able to express his doubting of them. While Haroun was in disbelief, he realized that “these stories cannot simply come out of thin air”(17). Haroun always portrayed a Gup because he chattered endlessly and never revealed to be afraid to exercise his power of speech. These stories are important because they give Haroun another side to the story to look at. It’s never bad
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Once Haroun finds out the truth about freedom of speech, he uses his knowledge by helping others around him who are in need. These lessons bring Haroun closer to the people he loves, as in Rashid and Blabbermouth. In his novel, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie portrays the protagonist, Haroun, as a hero who learns many lessons, such as how freedom of speech can have good or bad effects on the world around

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