Disease is among the main themes that literature has benefited from since the epic times. Epidemic diseases that have affected the society in general as well as individual diseases that have created individual tragedies have affected both oral and written literary texts. Diseases that individuals caught one by one were evaluated in different possibilities, such as individual alienation from the patient and the transformation of this situation into a metaphor over time, as well as providing the preliminary preparation for the secondary fiction character to appear on the literary stage. The epidemic, on the other hand, has turned into a total struggle by separating from individual diseases at the point of acceptance in terms of society and individual in terms of affecting the society in general. Literary works that tell about epidemics differ, including examples in which the author himself is the victim of the disease and works that carry an epidemic of the past to fiction. Marzoni's Fiancé novel is a novel that draws attention as it transforms a real epidemic in the past into a fiction based on official sources. Manzoni explained the plague epidemic in the Lombardia region under Spanish rule between 1628 and 1630 with a realistic approach by directly showing the sources he used.
In this study, it is aimed to determine the aspects of the epidemic that emerged in Europe affecting Italy in the novel of Engagement, in what ways the epidemic affected the city as an inevitable disease. We will try to outline the reactions of local governments to the epidemic, its reflections on the public, the role of clergy as the spiritual leaders of the city during the epidemic, and the traumas of the epidemic on society in the light of all these inferences.
: October 9, 2020
|APA||Olpak Koç, C . (2020). Nişanlılar Romanında Salgının Tarihi Gerçekliği ve Kurguya Yansıyan Dehşeti . Karadeniz Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi , 12 (23) , 337-349 . DOI: 10.38155/ksbd.808586|