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Magic realism

Magic Realism: “Haroun and the Sea of Stories” ·Posted by Wade Mitchener on April 10, 2012 at 7:30pm Magic realism is a style of fictional literature in which magical elements blend with the real world. These magical/fictional elements could be used to explain realistic events. This form of writing can also be used to cover up unsettling images by creating a fictional story to cover it up. Magic realism may also help the reader understand these events in a deeper meaning, instead of the event being written realistically and the reader misses the meaning completely. A great example of magic realism in the story “Haroun and the Sea of Stories”, is when Haroun goes on a fictional journey to try and bring back his dads story telling ability. Haroun often wonders where his father Rashid gets his stories since “stories can’t simply come out of thin air.” His father will only say that all his stories come from the great Story Sea. Later on Haroun’s mother runs off with Mr. Sengupta. In a fit of…

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