Year 2018, Volume , Issue 40, Pages 129 - 138 2018-12-24

Witnessing Trauma in Simon Stephens’ Motortown
Simon Stephens’in Motortown Oyununda Travma Tanıklığı

Mesut Günenç [1]

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Simon Stephens is one of the most important contemporary playwrights whose popularity spreads out both Britain and continental Europe. His Motortown (2006) consists of eight scenes. Having structural order and correlations with each other, these scenes depict notions of fear, violence, anxiety and traumatic experiences. The play’s protagonist, Danny, is a British soldier who is sent to Iraq for his military service and comes back home with his traumatic memories. Simon Stephens portrays a political play which discloses the tormenting process of Danny’s unsuccessful treatment back home. Stephens also depicts traumatic patterns and major trauma factors observed as the lack of family support and psychological disorders of contemporary British society, which are the disappointing results of war in Iraq. Applying the trauma theory and taking into consideration the effects of war, this study will illustrate Danny’s personal background and his traumatic experiences which become central among other characters in contemporary British culture.

Şöhreti hem İngiltere’ye hem de Avrupa’ya yayılan, en önemli çağdaş oyun yazarlarından biri olan Simon Stephens 2006 yılında Motortown oyununu yazar. Oyun, birbirleriyle yapısal bağlantısı ve bütünlüğü olan ve her bir sahnede korku, şiddet, endişe ve travma kavramlarını betimleyen, sekiz sahneden oluşur. Oyunun kahramanı Danny, askerlik için Irak’a gönderilen ve travmatik deneyim ve anılarla eve dönen, bir İngiliz askeridir. Simon Stephens, sadece askerliği başaramamış bir şekilde eve dönen ve fiziksel ve ruhsal acıları açığa vuran evreleri değil, aynı zamanda Irak savaşının hayal kırıklığına uğratan sonuçlarının çağdaş İngiliz toplumu üzerindeki psikolojik yıkımı ve aile desteğinin de olmamasıyla gözlemlenen travma faktörlerini ve travmatik davranışları ele alan politik bir oyun tasvir eder. Bu çalışma, travma teorisini ve savaşın etkilerini analiz ederek, Danny’nin travmatik özgeçmişini ve çağdaş İngiliz kültüründe ki diğer karakterlerde de temel sorun olan Danny’nin travmatik döngülerini açıklayacaktır.

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APA Günenç, M . (2018). Witnessing Trauma in Simon Stephens’ Motortown. Selçuk Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, (40), 129-138. DOI: 10.21497/sefad.515053
MLA Günenç, M . "Witnessing Trauma in Simon Stephens’ Motortown". Selçuk Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi (2018): 129-138 <http://dergipark.org.tr/sefad/issue/42599/515053>
Chicago Günenç, M . "Witnessing Trauma in Simon Stephens’ Motortown". Selçuk Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi (2018): 129-138
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