THE NOVEL “HANDAN” BY HALIDE EDIB ADIVAR AND HER UNDERSTANDING OF “IDEAL WOMAN”
Journal Title:Uluslararası Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi
Handan, which is one of the novels of Halide Edib that designated her style as a writer, was discussed a lot as it brought brave perspectives to unhappy marriages and love. Due to the fact that it went out of the perspective of woman at the time it was written, the novel became the figuration of “ideal woman” in Halide Edib’s mind and as stated in many sources it carried marks of the writer’s own life story. Handan, when considered the time it was written and the frame of mind of the writer, displayed the psychological characteristics of women with a kind of ideologic manner. The method that will be used to analyse the ideological manner will be John B. Thompson’s ideology analysis method. This method starts with the thought of ideology’s reflection to the text and by symbolic figurations it serves dominant individuals and builds meanings in this direction. In this study how the “ideal woman” perception is established in the writer’s mind in the novel Handan by Halide Edib will be studied and observed using John B. Thompson’s ideology analysis method. The ideological manner in the novel was able to be analysed at the end of this study by using John B. Thompson’s ideology analysis method.