CRITICAL APPROACH TO SUPERSTITI ON IN THE NOVEL OF HÜSEYİN RAHMİ GÜRPINAR’S “İNSAN ÖNCE MAYMUN MUYDU?”

Mustafa BOZ

Mankind is faced with many situations the time it was created until today. While they denominated these situations, they created a lot of taboo and believed in these ones. Because believe action is a situation which existed in human creation. Superstition are practises and believing which is transmitted through oral tradition from generation to generation, whose contents is filled with concepts of auspicious-in auspicious although they stay out of doctrines of divine religion. As long as human life continues, superstition which are seen in all areas of life continue to occur and to be transferred to the next generation. There also are role of written cultures in the process of transmission certainly. There is a critical approach to the superstition in the contents of the novel discussed. These beliefs’ negative impacts in the community life is examined.

Keywords: Novel, superstition, magic, fortune, soul, number