My Name is Red

My Name is Red

Two Dervishes Character Analysis

The storyteller’s penultimate tale is told through the perspective of two dervishes who are drawn by a traveling Frank. The Frank chooses to depict them because he can earn more money by illustrating the “worst” side of Ottoman culture, but the Dervishes come to like him because of the attention he pays to them. In real life they freeze to death during a snowstorm, however they achieve a kind of immortality through being depicted by the Frank and ventriloquized by the storyteller.
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Two Dervishes Character Timeline in My Name is Red

The timeline below shows where the character Two Dervishes appears in My Name is Red. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 50: We Two Dervishes
Storytelling, Identity, and Perspective Theme Icon
Creation vs. Representation Theme Icon
Life, Death, and Consciousness Theme Icon
Virtue vs. Sin Theme Icon
Love, Desire, and Greed Theme Icon
The two dervishes explain that their picture was previously hidden away in the Royal Treasury, and that they... (full context)