Romanda Mek滱 Kavram? Concept of Place in Novel


Author(s): Mehmet Bak?r SENGL

Novel, as the modern time’s narration type, is a literary type which claims to surround life holistically. It expresses a perception which owns the whole emotions that people have and a perception which focuses on the story of time and individual. Whether it is real or fictional, a person or another object needs place in order to exist. It is seen that ‘place’ starts to gain meaning in people’s mind with the help of the occurrence of the humanity norms and with the help of their perception. The concept of place starts to occupy an important place in novel by following a proper route in accordance with the novel’s development process. The fact that ‘place’ is the basic element of novel has both provided the novel to get away from a character that is only based on the event and both provided its personal side that is to be discovered. The parallelism between the existence of the ‘place’ and the people’s life reflects into the novel in different types. Sometime it is a talky witness of the novel and sometimes it is in place of an actor who displays the physical and spiritual limits of the character of the novel. In this study, the ambiguities which the concept of place has had in the historical process and the forms of the expression of ‘place’ in the prenovel narrations and in the novels have been emphasized.


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