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The Satanic Verses Themes

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Themes

Transformation

The subject of transformation is presented in a fascinating way by the imaginative author of The Satanic Verses. Salman Rushdie takes his cue from the literary style of magic realism by transforming his characters into mystical creatures in an otherwise ordinary, non-magical setting. The transformations of Gibreel Farishta and Saladin Chamcha are not only magical, they are symbolic as well. Both men have been judged by their outward appearances in life. Gibreel Farishta, handsome star of the silver screen, made his name by portraying gods and religious figures. He has come to be associated in the minds of the Indian public with divinity and angels and even his stage name, Gibreel Farishta, translates into English as Gabriel Angel.

Saladin Chamcha also boasts a handsome face and an acting career, but because he has chosen to transplant himself to England, his ethnic looks are not appreciated and he is...

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