My Name is Red

My Name is Red


Orhan Pamuk

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The Color Red Character Analysis

The storyteller narrates a chapter of the book from the perspective of the color red. In this chapter, red says that it is glad to be a “fiery and strong” color, and it also reflects on the fact that it is impossible to explain color to anyone who cannot see it. Red has further significance in Enishte’s account of the afterlife, when he describes being surrounded by a brilliant red during his conversation with Allah.
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The Color Red Character Timeline in My Name is Red

The timeline below shows where the character The Color Red appears in My Name is Red. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 31: I Am Red
Storytelling, Identity, and Perspective Theme Icon
Creation vs. Representation Theme Icon
The color red describes places it has appeared in different books, stating: “I’ve been everywhere and I am... (full context)