Consisting of Greeks, Jews, Turks, Armenians and Europeans, this place seems to represent the totality of the crumbling Ottoman Empire.
The place of residence of the Sultan and his garrison, this is the center of the Ottoman Empire.
A constant friend to Pascali, this represents within the novel the changing forces of human emotion. Blue and clear, this is is both violent and beautiful.
Used throughout the novel as a metaphor for Pascali's emotional state, this is used to convey many concepts. When combined with the sky, this is often used as a symbol of the rational and irrational.
Sanctuary of Artemis
The supposed site of the resting place of Virgin Mary following the crucifixion of Christ, this is desired by most of the primary characters within the novel for different reasons.
Saint Alexi's Day
This is a celebration performed by the...
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