Şeyhî'nin Hüsrev ü Şîrin mesnevisindeki aşk ilişkileri
THE RELATIONSHIPS OF LOVE IN SHEYKHI’S KHUSREW AND SHÎRÎN
s masterpiece which is called Hüsrev ü Şirin (Khusrew and Shîrîn) is written in the form of mesnevî (mathnawî), one of the most widely- verse used forms in Divan literature. The prototype of this work was initially written by Genceli Nizamî (Nizâmî Gandjawî) and translated by many poets living in Anatolia and Azerbaijan, thereby spreading the verbal tradition related to Ferhat ile Şirin (Farhâd wa-Shîrîn). Şeyhîs work is recognized as the best Turkish representative of Hüsrev ü
Şirin, the main theme of which is “love”. Its main subject, based on
historical realities, is the love triangle among Hüsrev, Şirin and Ferhat.
Compared to Nizamî, Şeyhî gives more importance to the historical facts
and emphasizes Hüsrev’s efforts to gain authority more than Nizamî does.
These elements save Şeyhî’s work from becoming a full, direct translation.
As two individuals from a divergent social status but desiring the
same object, Hüsrev and Ferhat provide us with significant guidelines in
analyzing the theme of love in the course of acquiring Şirin. Hüsrev and
Ferhat’s experiences while trying to win over Şirin, their object of love,
carry some characteristics which will help us to make a psychoanalytical
analysis. In relation to that, the mystical dimension of suffering from love
and sacrifices made for it is another subject that can be analyzed. In this
thesis, Şeyhî`s mesnevî Hüsrev ü Şirin is examined within the contexts of
psychoanalysis and mysticism. Although love is accepted as the main
theme of the work, it is ascertained as only a means to help the characters