The Free Radio
The Prophet's Hair
Harmony of Spheres
Chekov and Zulu
The Harmony Of The Spheres
- Write a brief character profile, including the significance of cultural and ethnic origins, for the following characters:
(a) Khan (the narrator)
- Research and write a brief account of paranoid schizophrenia and at least one of the following cultural references in the story:
James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake
- Interpret and explain the meaning(s) of the title, “The Harmony of The Spheres”.
- Identify and explain at least three instances of foreshadowing in the story.
Describe and elaborate on the conversation that Eric has with Khan (pp. 129-30) from Eric's point of view.
Rushdie uses oblique and explicit references to the occult to add, both, a sense of authenticity, and depth of meaning to his story. Write your own short story about relationships, utilising references to a subject that you are familiar with (eg. cricket, music, videogames, etc.) to bring it to life.
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