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.
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