Outline: The Satanic Verses

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Outline: The Satanic Verses


The research paper will present an analysis of the Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" that has created a stir in the Muslim world and has been the most extreme attempt at censorship in the history of literature. The paper will proceed with an introduction of the topic under review followed by a summary of the Satanic Verses, the themes that have been portraying doubts against Islamic Religion and a conclusion. All the tales and chapters of the novel will be analyzed and criticized.

Outline: The Satanic Verses


Research Question

How Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" shows doubt in religion or a higher power, and how Salman Rushdie uses his work to prove a point about how people will try to censor things that they don't like.

Aims and Objectives

To analyze the doubt inflicted by Salman Rushdi in “The Satanic Verses” regarding the religion and high power

To research on his work and the way he has proved his opinion on censorship

Research Method

The research method to be applied in this study will be the secondary research involving the undertaking of study on a qualitative basis. Various online libraries, journals and databases will be researched and reviewed in order to gain an extensive insight and comprehension of the issue being studied. Some of the novels and publications of Salman Rushdie will also be analyzed. The list of the sources is presented at the end of the paper.

Discussion and Analysis

The novel “The Satanic verse” is considered to be the most extreme attempt at censorship in the history of literature. The leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa followed by a death warrant against the author and offered rewards to any Muslim who carried out the sentence. The novel's title refers to the tradition that the Koran (Qu'ran) had included some verses ...