Betrayal in Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad, the painted veil by Somerset Maugham, and Bir Düğün Gecesi by Adalet Ağaoğlu

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2009
Bulut, Bilge
This study examines the theme of betrayal in three different literary works.Betrayal is seen in different forms in the three novels. In the first chapter of the thesis, the protagonist’s betrayal to his friend in the English writer Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes is evaluated in terms of the reasons, process, and results. Psychological analysis of the character that betrays is made. In the second chapter adultery is examined in The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham, who is another English writer. The reasons for the adultery the woman commits, her guilty conscience after the adultery, and the enlightenment process are discussed. In the third chapter, two characters’ betrayal to their ideology is examined with the background set as Turkey in the 1970s in Bir Düğün Gecesi by Adalet Ağaoğlu, who is a Turkish writer. Psychological status of the characters is studied based on their feelings at a wedding night with their reasons to have deviated from their political views.Themes such as lack of love and dilemma, which collect the three novels under the same title, are particularly examined.

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B. Bulut, “Betrayal in Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad, the painted veil by Somerset Maugham, and Bir Düğün Gecesi by Adalet Ağaoğlu,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2009.