Haroun and the Sea of Stories Essay | Hypocrisy in the Perfect World of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories"

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Hypocrisy in the Perfect World of "Haroun and the Sea of Stories"

Summary: Evaluates Salman Rushdie's "Haroun and the Sea of Stories." Considers how by presenting the hypocrisy of a world that embraces only free speech, eternal sunshine, and unadultered freedom, but persecutes the Chupps and leaves all responsibility in the Eggheads, Rushdie advocates for balance between the polar opposites of society.
Salman Rushdie's "Haroun and the Sea of Stories", which was initially a response to Rushdie's unjustified fatwa shows perfectly the impossibilities of utopias. The philosophy of a society living in complete harmony has been attacked in great works such as Brave New World and Animal Farm. The notion of socialism has not died down, but rather is still being experimented with and discussed. China still is the last stand of the former USSR, and many Arab countries resort to quasi-dictatorships. Salman Rushdie responds to the continuance of this form of governance which strips human rights and dignity away with the supposed utopia of "Gup." Externally, Gup is a faultless, ideal world, where the Sun shines eternally, where all citizens care for the Sea of Stories and are bestowed with free speech and choice. However, many aspects...

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