Quick Access

Bu Dergi DOI ve Crosscheck üyesidir


The conflict of power-intellectual has been an ongoing situation ever since. But the intelligentsia is sometimes in the capacity of a tool fort he power, sometimes it brings a great danger into existence fort the totalitarian power. The intellectual is the person aware of the truth that the people and the mass can not see. As Sartre has also noted, the power is training the intellectual for two roles. Firstly, it is to make them both research specialist and servant of the sovereign powers, keepers of tradition with a clearer expression. Haldun Taner wrote in 1949, but until 1961, no one dared to play named Man of the Day is a theater play that demonstrates the most clearly how effective self-interests are in politics, deals with the political life of transition period of the multi-party life. This study can be handled in two planes. İn the first plane, the professor's fallacy among the shaken old values and the distorted values adopted towards to provide self-interests from change, but in the second plane; the political problems, relations and events that occur during the transition from the order of single-party to the order of multi party is exhibited. The play has reflected the author's social realistic art appreciation, is a very good example of criticism. The main character professor is a person extremely honest and has spiritual values before being put into policy, is pushed to politics by his family, friends, social enviroment who so called have a very idealistic and moral appearance and changes his personality by sinking into all kinds of dirtiness. İn the play the professor shows how his family members are putting pressure on him with a passion to take power when he gives his own existence struggle on moral values. The violation of ethical values to achieve social status is seen as permissible. Everyone around the main character takes an active role in the disgualification of the professor and the violation of his honor at the end of the play in order to get benefit from him by dragging him into politics. Love and the problematic relationship are carried out through benefit and threat. There is a material provision of every step taken. How the political world reaches power with the dirty traps is told with examples step by step. The play also reflects the dimension of the conflicts between opposition and power. Haldun Taner does not neglect to give social and political situation with a realistic observer in Turkey of the period in which the play was written. İn this study, it will be tried to be handled how the cultural values degenerate with political ambitions on the axis of the power-intellectual conflict.

Haldun Taner, Man of the Day, Power, The İntellectual, Cultural Degeneration, Theater.

Advanced Search



    Dear Academicians,

    IJLA's issue 7/1 (March 2019) is published, under the guest editor of Associate Professor Dr. Fulya TOPÇUOĞLU ÜNAL from Kütahya Dumlupınar University and the co-guest editor is Dr. Muharrem Kürşad YANGIL is from Kütahya Dumlupınar University.



    Dear Academicians, you can upload your articles through Online Manuscript Submission link upon forming it according to the academic writing format in For Writers section.


    Impact Factor OAJI: 0,201

    MIAR ICDS = 5.6

    Index Copernicus ICV 2016: 94,37

Address :Keskustie 8 as 1 Kiiminki OULU FINLAND
Telephone :00358458092451 Fax :
Email :ijlaacademy@gmail.com

Web Yazılım & Programlama Han Yazılım Bilişim Hizmetleri