Author(s): Ülkü EL?UZ

The woman, in Orhan Kemal’s novels are portrayed as an individual who had to survive a life in a conflicting situation restrained through unwritten rules and imposed roles as well as being a sexual object of a passive subject. The author narrates the position of the woman within the frame of a fiction as a problematic image under the man’s hegemony / despotism as being restrained into sub-culture and expelled into a position of secondary / alienated being under the man’s despotism. Female characters cannot put up with men in regards to the biological differences; thus under the conditions where she could not even keep the possession of her own body, she is continuously subjected to sexual harassment as a sexual object. The sexual harassment, that become a common happening under the social and economical conditions, is an inevitable and unresolved fate of the woman whose body is also freely yielded for the use of the subject / man akin to her soul.


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