Adalet Ağaoğlu`nun Dar zamanlar üçlemesinde "kimlik" sorunsalı
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Adalet Ağaoğlu, since she published her first novel Lying Down to Die in 1973, has been one of the leading names of Turkish Literature thanks to her approach to the social developments and the narrative features she has applied (to her novels?). The author principally based all her works of different genres-play, story and novel-upon the social experiences. Besides, she has not limited her works in a classical/convenient frame; she has been an explorer in the effect of employing fictional attributions and narration elements, and reflecting the time. She has preferred selecting characters inside (of) the social frame in all her novels, in which the identity questionings of characters who sort out with the society that call them into being and who tend to a new existential stage are well to the fore. In this thesis, the author’s Dar Zamanlar trilogy consisting of Lying Down to Die, A Wedding Party (1979) and No (1987) has been examined in the light of identity problematic. In the first chapter of the thesis named “Instant Reflecting History – Individual Experiencing (the) Instant”, narrative techniques and fictional attributions that are used in Dar Zamanlar trilogy are studied under different titles for each novel. In this chapter, it is concluded that identity problematic reveals per se while explaining the technical poperties, the author aimed at introducing characters and theme in a particular narrative feature, and the author ascertained the best technique to convey her material in the most suitable manner. The second chapter named “The Multilayer Structure of The Identity, The Multivocal Narrative Interpreting Society” is detached/reserved for the identity problematic. In this chapter, Ağaoğlu’s questioning of the concept of identity and her approach to the social evolution of the period are considered at length under the titles “citizen”, “intellectual”, “revolutionist” and “others”. In this chapter, the relation between the techniques Ağaoğlu made use of and the presentation of the characters are depicted from another aspect while the transformations of the characters pursued throughout three novels are examined. In Dar Zamanlar trilogy, Adalet Ağaoğlu wished/favoured to portray the social and political evolution of the period between 1938 and 1980s in view of the selfquestioning of the characters she chose among the intellectuals. Besides, it is observed that the diverse narrative features of the novels were derived from her quest for the most proper techniques to present her theme.