My Name is Red

My Name is Red

Hasan’s Father Character Analysis

The father of Hasan and Shekure’s first husband is never named, although Esther mentions that he is polite and kind, and he is clearly a loving grandfather to Shevket and Orhan. He initially attempts to keep Shekure at his house when she returns there after marrying Black, but he allows her to leave when he learns that she wants to go.
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Hasan’s Father Character Timeline in My Name is Red

The timeline below shows where the character Hasan’s Father appears in My Name is Red. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9: I, Shekure
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...her children with false rumors that their father was coming home. They lived with the soldier’s father and his brother, Hasan, who were poor and were forced to sell their slave, leaving... (full context)
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...drudgery. In previous years, Shekure had found Hasan sweet, but while she lived in his father’s house he would yell and threaten Shekure as she cried. One night, when Hasan attempted... (full context)
Chapter 25: I Am Esther
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...that Shekure is “out of her mind” with love. Esther goes to Hasan’s house, where Hasan's father informs her that Hasan has been up all night waiting for news from her. Esther... (full context)
Chapter 26: I, Shekure
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...that he intends to go to the judge to force her to return to his father’s house. Shekure begins writing a response to Black and pauses. Esther reassures her that everything... (full context)
Chapter 53: I Am Esther
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...treat her sons well and not to inquire about why she went to Hasan’s house. Hasan’s father says he will not permit Shekure to leave, and that Shekure’s first husband is on... (full context)
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As the sounds of the attack echo through the house, Hasan’s father says that if Shekure wants to leave, she can go. The children cry, and Esther... (full context)