Haroun and the Sea of Stories, written by Salman Rushdie, tells the tale of a young boy named Haroun, who goes on a quest to restore balance to strange realms, due to his father’s lack of storytelling abilities, and on this journey he discovers several impurities within this alternate world, as well as similar issues presented in his own world. Salman Rushdie has experienced criticisms for his novels, most notably from the Muslim community, who believed his works were depicting Muslim cultural beliefs in a negative manner, which led to belligerent extremist-guerilla groups of Iran to seek his capture, sentencing Rushdie to sacrilegious treason. Regardless of the charges sent to him, Rushdie continues to write allegorical commentaries about his experiences with the Iranian government and how citizens are treated, particularly women and journalists, which is seen especially in his work Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Salman Rushdie expresses his political output through the censoring of Mudra’s communication through sign language, the methodical schemes of Khattam-Shud to achieve world dominance, and Blabbermouth’s inability to be accepted into the war as a female. Mudra, the Shadow Warrior is subjected to a form of sign language known as Abhinaya, which hinders his ability to communicate, as a result of the harsh law mandated by Khattum-Shud.
Soraya Soraya was the wife of Amir and a flat, static character in the story. She had a gently hooked nose, luminous eyes, and a sickle-shaped birthmark on her jaw. She was kind and beautiful. However, because she was impulsive and rebellious in the past and ran away with a boyfriend, she had no suitors until Amir fell in love with her. She was loyal to Amir and supported his decision to become a writer.
Unfortunately, Hassan rarely received the credit and same recognition that Amir received because of his lowly social status of a Hazara. When Amir took Sohrab kite flying, it brought back memories of Hassan, Baba, and even the scent of Kabul. He felt like how he had once felt as a child. He glanced over and saw Sohrab smiling for the first time in America, “one corner of his mouth had curled up just so. A smile.
He’s the narrator, so the book is written in first person perspective. The overall language is not sloppy and not strict; it’s mostly everyday language. The story focuses on the relationship between two Afghan boys --- Amir, the novel’s narrator and the son of a respected Kabul businessman, and Hassan, the son of Ali, a servant in the household of Amir’s father. Hassan is as loyal as you can be to Amir, even thought Amir occasionally treats him bad. And when the districts bully, Assef, beats Amir to the ground, Hassan steps between them and take all
Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications. Lahiri's 2013 novel, The Lowland, was partially inspired by real-world political events. First let me say that Jhumpa Lahiri is my goddess
Through Penny, Halaby criticizes the polarizing discourse put forward by Bush after the attacks, particularly the known statement, “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” By creating this relationship, Halaby depicts the actual reaction to not only to the attacks on the Twin Towers, but also to the so-called war on Terror. Finally, Once in A Promised land is a polyphonic novel. As defined by Bakhtin a polyphonic novel is one in which there emerge ‘(a) plurality of independent and unmerged voices and consciousness, a genuine polyphony of fully valid voices” (Bakhtin,6 ). In Halaby’s novel the characters maintain a dialogue with other characters and with themselves including Jassim when he hits the boy, Salwa, when she is pregnant and lost in her won world, Marcus; Jassim’s boss and friend, when he knew about Jassim’s accident…etc. Accordingly, history and morality are written and read within the infrastructure of the novel which makes it
Theme Analysis of Renée Ahdieh’s Flame in the Mist “She’d fought off her assailant. And in doing so, she’d displayed one of the seven virtues of bushidō: Courage.” (Ahdieh 38) The fantasy novel Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh dives deep into a world of mystery, war, love, deception, and especially courage. As the novel unfolds, one will notice that the author addresses an important current world issue- feminism. Mariko is the oppressed daughter of a renowned samurai. Her whole life, she has known that she is different from the other girls- that she is meant for something greater than blushing and wearing pretty dresses.
It makes you appreciate everything that you can do and are allowed to do in your daily life that the characters in this novel cannot. If this peaks your interests, you should consider reading the book yourself! The novel begins by introducing the first protagonist named Mariam. She lives an isolated life in the village of Gul Daman with her mother, Nana, who is verbally and emotionally abusive due to the way that Mariam was conceived. Mariam is also visited every week by her father, Jalil, who is a wealthy cinema-owner that lives in Herat.
His masterwork, Shazdeh Ehtejab (Prince Ehtejab), involves four important female characters that have been introduced to the reader through dissimilarities and resemblances that the narrator, Khosro Ehtejab, presents. Houshang Golshiri (1938-2000) was one of the most influential Iranian modern fiction writers who, together with other writers such as Sadegh Hedayat and Bahram Sadeqi, impressed Persian prose during the 20th century (96, Taheri, Azimi). He came from a large family in Isfahan where he completed a bachelor degree in Persian literature and started to teach elementary and high school. Golshiri’s constant efforts to reduce official censorship of imaginative literature brought him a reputation in literary circles and soon became famous for his novella Shazdeh Ehtejab (Prince Ehtejab) “which is a tortured journey of self-realization through the remembrance of
In life, we all have challenges but it is how we endure them which makes us who we are. In the book the kite runner by Khaled Hosseini, we hear the heart wrenching story of Amir and his old friend Hassan. We see Hassan experience something no child should ever experience and Amir fight himself over gaining the respect of his father and as a result not stepping in to assist Hassan in his time of need. This book by Khaled Hosseini is a book about challenge and endurance as in life we all have challenges and Khaled Hosseini wants to show a story from perspective of a man facing a challenge and how he is enduring it us a. This is shown when he trying to gain his father’s approval, the regret from not helping Hassan and adopting a new child and