My Name Is Red Setting & Symbolism

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Erzurumis

Nusret is a preacher from Erzurum, who claims he is descended directly from Muhammad. He has made his name during the difficult war-torn and inflationary times by blaming Istanbul's catastrophes on the deplorable behavior of the people of Istanbul. He rebukes his audiences for disregarding the Koran, showing tolerance toward Christians, drinking coffee, selling wine, playing musical instruments and all manner of depravity. He is a gifted orator inciting his followers to extreme actions. The Erzurumis are a threat to the workshop, especially with the rumors of what the artists are doing for Enishte's book. The Erzurumis destroy the coffeehouse and kill the storyteller.

Coffeehouse

Men often gather at the coffeehouse to listen to the storyteller, who uses hastily-drawn illustrations to enhance his tales. Most of the miniaturists go there every night, even though coffee is condemned as evil by the Erzurumis.

Storyteller's Illustrations

The storyteller has...

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