SHAKESPEARE REVISITED: A COMPARATIVE AND CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF NECİP FAZIL KISAKÜREK S BİR ADAM YARATMAK AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE S HAMLET
Journal of International Social Research
After the Reorganization Period (Tanzimat Dönemi), roughly between 1860 and 1895 during the reign of the Ottoman Empire, the effects of West over Turkish Literature increased more and more. In the route of modernization, people attached much more importance to the West, thus gave it way to permeate into the lives and correspondingly, to the literature of a nation. There are various effective Western representatives in Turkish Literature; however, Shakespeare's impact has been so powerful that
... rkish writers, one of which is Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, considered him as a model and followed some specific issues about his writings. To specify Shakespeare's effect over Kısakürek, this article aims to analyse the similarities and differences between the two plays, Bir Adam Yaratmak by Necip Fazıl Kısakürek and Hamlet by William Shakespeare, in terms of characterization, plot, and themes such as madness, alienation to the community, existence vs. death, action vs. inaction, fatalism and identity crisis. By doing so, it is aimed to evince and embody Shakespeare's effect over Kısakürek and his work, Bir Adam Yaratmak, which is both an original play in Turkish Literature and an adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet in terms of its success in the internalization process of the universal values and problems, presented by Shakespeare.