Shekure: The Feminist Representation in Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red
This paper presents a feminist reading of Orhan Pamuk’s prize winner novel, My Name is Red. As everyone knows feminism is the voice of the female in the literary works. It certainly shows the flight of women. In world literature too one can understand the problems faced by women throughout the world. In this novel Shekure is a beautiful young widow who has two sons. Her husband goes to war and never comes back, and her brother-in-law forces her to marry her. But yet she falls in love with her childhood sweet heart Black. She is in a dilemma but unlike a simple Islamic women, she voices out her opinion. She doesn’t want to be a slave, but a queen in the household.
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