Nahid Sırrı Örik, kıskanmak ve psikanaliz
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Nahid Sırrı Örik stands apart from other writers in the Republican Era through his ability to portray protagonists’ evil. Örik began to publish in 1928, writing critiques, travel memoirs, plays, stories, and novels. His first novel Kıskanmak (Jealousy) appeared in 1946. This study attempts to interpret Kiskanmak using psychoanalysis as a critical tool. It examines the psychological motivations behind the behavior, feelings and thoughts of the characters. The thesis focuses on Seniha, the main character of the novel, analyzing her jealousy and feelings of ugliness, and argues that she demonstrates a borderline personality. In addition I contend that masculinity is not represented in the novel as the male figures behave in a feminine manner. The female characters, on the other hand, are devilish. I argue that this representation of male and female characters reflects Örik’s relationship with his mother and father. Kıskanmak’s power and poignancy lie in its exposure of the seeds of evil hidden in the depths of the human soul.