and the Sea of Stories - Chapter 7
by Julia DiVito and Amanda Mauer
wakes up in his room in the palace. The pages are getting into uniform
and forming a library, more commonly known as, an army. Haroun realizes
that his disconnecting tool, which he stole from Iff, was not under his
pillow. The army starts on their journey to rescue Batcheat, or the Ocean,
there is a controversy rises among the Pages and the Guppees, what exactly
are they trying to save? When they got to the Twilight Strip, Haroun started
having doubts of the strength of the army. The Guppees set up camp, and
Haroun, Rashid, Blabbermouth, Prince Bolo, and the General went exploring
through the woods. They came upon a Chupwala warrior fighting his own
shadow. After a while, the warrior discovered they Guppees, and came over
to talk to them.
7 ultimately defined the relativity of freedom of Speech. When Haroun
accuses the others of mutiny, for disagreeing with the General, Butt the
Hoopoe inquires "
. What is the point of giving persons freedom
of speech if you say they must not utilize same, and is not the power
of speech the greatest power of all? Then it must be exercised to the
full." This seemingly insignificant chapter in fact touches on deep
moral and social issues.
© Smelli Notes 2001