Love of Story: Haroun 3 – How Stories Heal

Welcome to Lesson 3!

In this third and final lesson on Haroun and the Sea of Stories we will discuss the content of chapters 9-12.  We will also focus on the following topics:

  1. how pragmatism blinds us to reality
  2. how stories that aren’t true still tell the truth about the world
  3. how stories heal us and make us whole

Video #1

Video #2

Video #3

For Next Time

  1. When you finish watching the videos, take a moment to answer this question in the comments section below:  What has this story taught (or reminded) you to love?  What are you going to do with this love?
  2. Read Act 1-2 of Lady Windermere’s Fan.  Click here to download the reading guide for these chapters. Remember that the reading guide should enhance your reading, not get in the way of it.  Use it in the best way you see fit.
  3. Email me any questions you have!

Further Reading

Want more of Salman Rushdie?  Here are three more of his books I’d recommend:

  1. Luka and the Fire of Life–A sequel to Haroun and the Sea of Stories.  To save his father’s life, Haroun’s younger brother, Luka, must travel to yet another magical world, survive ridiculous challenges, and bring back the fire of life.
  2. The Satanic Verses–A controversial novel about many things, but ultimately about what it means to be human.  This book caused the Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini to declare a fatwa on Rushdie’s life; Rushdie survived (so far) but several translators of this book have been murdered.

Happy Reading!

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