Ömer Seyfettin’in Eserlerinde “Vicdan” Kavramı Üzerine Bir İnceleme

Ömer Seyfettin is one of our authors who has contributed significantly to the formation and development of the Turkish story tradition. In this study, the works of Ömer Seyfettin are discussed in terms of the concept of conscience. The study is in a descriptive analysis model. The data were obtained from the stories of Kaşağı (The Currycomb), İlk Cinayet (The First Murder) and Falaka (The Bastinado), written by the author in his childhood years. The findings for the research are shown in the tables and supported with explanations and comments. It has been determined that the concept of "conscience" is reflected on the life and personality of the author in the examined works and is mostly handled in terms of remorse. Ömer Seyfettin has a strong conscience, that he has never been able to overcome the psychological destruction he had created in his personality by the sad events he experienced and caused in his childhood days; It is possible to say that he lived in distress and sadness throughout his life due to the guilt he experienced. Although the examined works are important in terms of showing that the concept of conscience is a very important power of personal judgment, creating awareness of conscience and reflecting conscience accounting through heroes, they are not completely appropriate materials in terms of giving conscience education to children as a value. In other words, Ömer Seyfettin's stories named Kaşağı (The Currycomb), İlk Cinayet (The First Murder) and Falaka (The Bastinado) have a remarkable literary richness as a memory, but can be criticized as an educational tool. The fact that the writer does not make any effort to get rid of his guilty conscience and punishes himself with sorrow and restlessness throughout his life makes itself felt as a burden of conscience not only on Ömer Seyfettin but also on the shoulders of the reader who is integrated with the heroes of the fictional world.


Ömer Seyfettin, stories, the concept of "conscience", remorse, conscience education