Author(s): ?ahin KIZILTA?
Benjamin Disraeli was a well-known politician and author in England during Victorian Age whose endeavours and contributions to shape politics and society cannot be overlooked. By virtue of his ethnic and religious origins, he was always approached with suspicion. Due to his colour and Semitic appearance, all his attempts to constitute a new social system in his country were not thoroughly adopted by society. Although he did his level best for England and English people, he failed to convince people about his sincerity. Because his discourses about the English and the Jew seemed people so conflicting that they could not go beyond this dilemma. His religious tendencies remained in the minds of people as a vague image which disturbed them too much. In order to analyze the politic and literary understanding of Benjamin Disraeli better, focusing on his ethnic and religious identity seems to be crucial. In this study, his ethnic and religious tendencies have been tried to be revealed.