The Question and Answer section for Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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The opening setting is in the “sad city.” The city is unnamed except for its emotion because the people have forgotten the name of the city. The act of naming is a theme throughout the novel. In a later chapter, Iff the Water...
I'm not sure what you mean here. Are you referring to themes in the story?
Rashid comes by his gift for telling stories naturally.... he loses his gift when his wife leaves him for another man.