In the end of The Wizard of Oz, the audience is left with the impression that Dorothy’s adventures in Oz were nothing more than a dream; Rushdie makes the same kind of implications at the end of Haroun and he Sea of Stories. This allows him to excite children with a fantastical tale while still appeasing the adults with a sense of realism. Haroun’s adventure begins in the middle of the night, when he is awoken from s...
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...nd worrying, shrugging her off when she tries to discuss her problems with them, and her beloved dog Toto is almost taken away from her and killed for nipping at Miss Gulch’s heels after she hit him over the back with a rake. Neither initially setting of either story seems like the place where adventure and magic would happen.
Dorothy and Haroun are both whisked away from their mundane, dismal homelands in order for their adventures to begin. The world where the find themselves contrast starkly with where they came from. Oz is inhabited by Good Witches who arrive in bubbles and Bad Witches who fly off on broomsticks. A magnificent yellow brick road leads the way to a dazzling Emerald City, filled with color and light and sound and interesting people. Monkeys can fly, poppies put people to sleep, and apple trees can talk balk and use their fruit to assault passersby.
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