Okuyucuya: Baudelaire'nin Şiirinin Özü
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in this article, Dr. Sunel analyzes the poem 'To the Reader', which is supposed to be the preface to 'Les Fleurs du Mal'. According to the author, this poem, composed of Baudelaire's life and different aspects of his life, reflects the essence of his poetry. This poem at the same time mainly tak.es the concept of 'human' and then answers the questions of 'What is the human being? and What sort of life does a human being have on earth?' Starting from the first line of the poem, the author, by examining the sources, which constitute the formation of this thought in the poet's life, indicates that the reasons behind this thought are the poet's education, the prevention of his being a literary man, his being under guardianship, his relation with women and most important of all, his mother's second marriage. Dr. Sunel says that in The poet's opinion the human being is a weak creature; he makes mistakes and commits sin; he follows Satan and is governed by Satan even if he has repeated what he had done before. The researcher claims that there are two strong feelings reflected in Baudelaire's life and his works. üne of them is repentance and the other is boredom. As a weak creature, the repentance of the human being does not mean anything because the human being constantly repeats his mistakes. For this reason, he can never get rid of boredom. The main source of boredom is human poverty. Satan tak.es the human being to Heli by deceiving him. Even if we try eveıything to get rid of boredom, which is sometimes caused by someone else's wrongdoings or by our own mistakes, in the end, thc result is again boredom To conclude, Dr. Sunel researches how these feelings that Baudelaire has, emerged as a result of some events, and he tries to investigate which of them come from his own behavior and which of them come from the behavior of others.