Reşat Nuri Güntekin'in "Medeni Günahlar" Hikâyesinde Türk Toplumunda Yozlaşmanın İzleri

Ahmet Faruk GÜLER
2021 Turkish Studies - Language and Literature  
Reşat Nuri Güntekin is one of the important authors of the republican period. He proved himself as a significant author of our literature history with his penned novels. His works titled Çalıkuşu, Yaprak Dökümü and Yeşil Gece have great importance to Turkish society both in the period when it was written and in the following process. He didn't disregard to show the goodness and trueness through the characters of his novels of the East-West oriented cultural confusion of Turkish people before
more » ... after of Turkish Independence War. His other kinds of works were ignored because of his success in the novels. Reşat Nuri Güntekin's stories remained in the background and couldn't be valued properly. Because his novels were at the forefront. While he known for his novelist identity, his stories are also precious and important. He penned more than 200 stories between 1917-1930. He was a writer who was testified to the change and development process of Turkish society. It is possible to see often the terms like corruption, cultural degeneration, westernization, ideal human in his novels and stories. This study focuses on the moral perception of Turkish society that degenerates in times of change. It is emphasized that in the change of civilization, all values that were glorified before are now negated and corruption is glorified. An exemplary narrative of the Turkish people's life degenerated under the name of modernization is at the forefront. The story named Medeni Günahlar is quite important on the angle of shows the historical course of cultural values degenerating from past to present. In this study, based on Reşat Nuri Güntekin's 'Medeni Günahlar' story, the dimensions of cultural degeneration in Turkish society will be discussed.
doi:10.47845/turkishstudies.51196 fatcat:tupd5frfzfesxah7ahd7bahev4