Yıl 2019, Cilt 4 , Sayı 2, Sayfalar 409 - 431 2019-12-30

Representation of Kierkegaard's Aesthetic Stage in Graham Greene's Brighton Rock
Graham Greene'in Brighton Rock İsimli Eserinde Kierkegaard'ın "Estetik Evresi"nin Temsili

Emrah PEKSOY [1]


This study argues that the anti-hero Pinkie in Graham Greene’s first overtly religious novel Brighton Rock (1938) echoes Danish existentialist Kierkegaard’s aesthetic way of life, devoid of ideal and courage. Being the first phase in Kierkegaard’s three-fold existential ladder (theory of stages) into the fully authentic identity, the aesthetic stage carries in itself the seeds of a fulfilled selfhood. As such, with its plots and themes, Brighton Rock experiments with the capacity of such an aesthetic life to form an authentic selfhood through the main character Pinkie Brown. Yet, this experimentation fails due to Pinkie’s living in absolute proximity to good and evil and his latent desire to experience them at the same time. His distorted view of religion and strong imagination of physical hell creates a cataclysmic force that eradicates himself though he desperately seeks for a pristine experience of his selfhood. Greene figuratively annuls this life-project by clearly demarcating it from a ‘strange’ operation of God’s will. In the end, Pinkie as the embodiment of non-existing individual with his melancholy, anxiety, and despair progresses from purely destructive aesthetic categories of sensuousness to alleviating reflection which, in the end, enables him to make a ‘leap of faith’ that will carry him to a more elevated existence type.

Türkçe ve İngilizce öz'ler en az 75, en fazla 150 sözcükteBu çalışmada, Graham Greene'nin ilk dini romanı Brighton Rock'taki (1938) anti-kahraman Pinkie'nin, Kierkegaard'ın 'estetik yaşam tarzı' fikrini yansıttığı iddia edilmektedir. Kierkegaard'ın gerçek benliğe götüren üç aşamalı varoluş evrelerinden ilki olan 'estetik evre' hakiki benliğe ulaşmanın ilk tohumlarını bünyesinde taşır. Aynı şekilde, Brighton Rock, kurgu ve temalarında Pinkie Brown aracılığıyla hakiki benliği elde edebilmenin olabilirliğini deneye tabi tutar. Ancak, bu deney, Pinkie'nin iyi ve kötü kavramlarını mutlak birliktelik içinde, gizil bir şekilde tecrübe etme isteği yüzünden başarısızlıkla sonuçlanır. Saf dinsel bir benlik algısı tecrübe etmek istemesine rağmen, Pinkie'nin çarpık dinsel inancı ve güçlü bir cehennem imgelemesi kendi benliğini yok eden yıkıcı bir etki yaratır. Böylece, bu evreyi, diğer romanlarında görülen "Tanrı'nın tuhaf çalışma biçimi" düşüncesinden açıkça ayıran Greene, bu yaşam evresinin olabilirliğini reddeder. Sonunda, melankolik, kaygılı ve ümitsiz var-olmayan bireyin somut örneği olarak karşımıza çıkan Pinkie, tamamen yıkıcı, estetik 'duyusal' kategorilerden, sonunda, onun “inanç sıçraması” yaparak daha yüksek bir varoluş tarzına ulaşmasını sağlayacak 'düşünsel' estetik kategorilere ilerler.n oluşmalıdır.

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Orcid: 0000-0003-4940-616X
Yazar: Emrah PEKSOY (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: KİLİS 7 ARALIK ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


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Başvuru Tarihi : 17 Eylül 2019
Kabul Tarihi : 9 Aralık 2019
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 30 Aralık 2019

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APA PEKSOY, E . (2019). Representation of Kierkegaard's Aesthetic Stage in Graham Greene's Brighton Rock. Söylem Filoloji Dergisi , 4 (2) , 409-431 . DOI: 10.29110/soylemdergi.621046
MLA PEKSOY, E . "Representation of Kierkegaard's Aesthetic Stage in Graham Greene's Brighton Rock". Söylem Filoloji Dergisi 4 (2019 ): 409-431 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/soylemdergi/issue/51290/621046>
Chicago PEKSOY, E . "Representation of Kierkegaard's Aesthetic Stage in Graham Greene's Brighton Rock". Söylem Filoloji Dergisi 4 (2019 ): 409-431
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ISNAD PEKSOY, Emrah . "Representation of Kierkegaard's Aesthetic Stage in Graham Greene's Brighton Rock". Söylem Filoloji Dergisi 4 / 2 (Aralık 2020): 409-431 . https://doi.org/10.29110/soylemdergi.621046
AMA PEKSOY E . Representation of Kierkegaard's Aesthetic Stage in Graham Greene's Brighton Rock. SFD. 2019; 4(2): 409-431.
Vancouver PEKSOY E . Representation of Kierkegaard's Aesthetic Stage in Graham Greene's Brighton Rock. Söylem Filoloji Dergisi. 2019; 4(2): 431-409.