My Name is Red

My Name is Red

Shevket Character Analysis

Shevket is the oldest son of Shekure, and is seven years old when the story takes place. Shevket is stubborn and rebellious, often causing trouble for his mother. He dislikes Black based on the unfounded belief that Black killed his father, and he (unsuccessfully) tries to get his family to move back to Hasan’s house.
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Shevket Character Timeline in My Name is Red

The timeline below shows where the character Shevket appears in My Name is Red. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6: I Am Orhan
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...who greets him warmly. Enishte explains to Black that Orhan also has an older brother, Shevket, who is seven. Orhan tells Enishte that Shevket is with the master binder; both Orhan... (full context)
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...a mocking fashion. Shekure orders Orhan to go down to the kitchen and fetch Hayriye; Shevket is there, and he calls Orhan a “traitor” for leaving him alone with the master... (full context)
Chapter 9: I, Shekure
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...ever,” although also “measured and calculating.” Later that night, Shekure embraces both her sons, and Shevket asks why Shekure wore her beautiful purple blouse that day. She goes into the other... (full context)
Chapter 22: I Am Called Black
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...an erection, before growing even more paranoid that Shekure can see him. In the afternoon, Shevket runs into Black and asks if he would like to see a dead cat at... (full context)
Chapter 26: I, Shekure
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...and about the size of his penis, but her thoughts are interrupted by Orhan and Shevket, who are squabbling. She writes a note to Black promising that she will meet him... (full context)
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...a way of covertly expressing thoughts and desires that cannot be stated explicitly. Shekure sends Shevket to the kitchen and asks Orhan to deliver the piece of paper to Black. Orhan... (full context)
Chapter 27: I Am Called Black
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...house is haunted by the ghost of the Hanged Jew. They discuss Black’s conversation with Shevket; Black admits that Shevket does not like him, but Orhan does. Shekure tells him about... (full context)
Chapter 33: I Am Called Black
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...about the neighborhood as if Black had not been gone the past 12 years. Suddenly, Shevket appears at the door, and hands Black a note from Shekure in which she states... (full context)
Chapter 34: I, Shekure
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As the final guests leave, Shekure asks Orhan and Shevket to kiss Black’s hand. She tells them to respect Black and asks Black to be... (full context)
Chapter 36: I Am Called Black
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...Black is awakened by Hayrire shouting. Shekure tells the children that Enishte has just died; Shevket replies that Enishte in fact died in the night and asks Black if he killed... (full context)
Chapter 53: I Am Esther
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...that they are at “their” house. She says that Hasan visited Enishte’s house and told Shevket that his father was coming back from war, so Shevket went to Hasan’s house to... (full context)
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...Esther to one side and explains that she is only at Hasan’s house because of Shevket, and that she was told that Black had been tortured and had confessed to involvement... (full context)
Chapter 58: I Will Be Called a Murderer
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...goes to the workshop, and there hears the strange voice of someone claiming to be Shevket’s uncle (Hasan). Hasan assumes that the murderer is one of Black’s men, and before the... (full context)