EXAMINATIONAL TRIAL OF THE DEDE QORQUT BOOK IN THE FRAMEWORK OF DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY

Abstract

Author(s): Ebru SAYGIN K├ťSM├ť?

Societies that are far from each other and have never been in contact at any historical time have made similar cultural creations. The developmental theory, which is a theory of folklore, explains this situation as "the human spirit is one and the same everywhere,thanks to this feature, they will create similar products over time when they needed, unaware of each other." In this study, we see that some motifs in the book of Dede Qorqut, which is the most important work of the transition from epic to folk story, are also included in the narratives of different societies. For example, the motif of couples who do not have children to have children by eating apples, mentioned in Turkish narratives, is also found in the Torah. It is possible to explain the use of the same motif despite the absence of a cultural or neighborhood relationship with the similarity and sameness approach in the human psyche defended by the theory in question. The purpose of this study is to explain some of the motifs used in the Dede Qorqut book within the framework of the Developmental Theory in terms of being universal.

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