Analyzing a Source That Pertains to Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a intriguing tale that could easily be classified as a children's story, but beneath its surface it shows one man's struggle to overcome censorship and religious persecution. Mark McDannald of Washington and Lee University has written a series of essays on this story. His work, "The Allegorical Defiance of Censorship in Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea
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towards the end of the seventeenth century, Rushdie uses a similar vehicle to portray the frailties of our time. Salman Rushdie’s tale can be classified along with books such as Gulliver’s Travels and Orwell’s Animal Farm because it is a social commentary whose target is the censorship of a totalitarian nation. The human condition seems destined to repeat the sins of the past. Not much has changed in almost three hundred years.