Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Who is Khattam-Shud? What is his goal in the story? What aspects of the real world does he represent?

From the book Haroun and the Sea of Stories.

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This guy is the villain in the story. His name translated is "completely finished". He is nasty because of his silence hence stories cease to exist. He is the enemy of speech and the destroyer of myth. He might represent censorship in our world or science destroying active imagination.

Kattam-Shud is our antagonist. He kidnaps the Princess and poisons the story streams.