When the function and discourse of the character in the literary text are taken into consideration, we encounter two different dynamics. The first of these is whether the discussions and descriptions about the reality of the character are maintained, and the second is whether the character as a mythical figure with certain qualifications is carried to future. It is seen when these dynamics are taken into consideration that the character in the literary text is actually a multifaceted figure. It is known within the scope of literary characters in the world literature that characters have important functions and that sometimes protagonists emerge who guide a society. The character of the Faust, the poetic drama of Goethe, draws its power from a mythical prototype actually named Faust. In this context, the current study attempts to prototype the character Asım as a mythical figure who is described in Mehmet Akif Ersoy's Safahat.
Keywords: Myth, Prototype, Figure, Âsım, Mehmet Akif Ersoy