Ahmet Mithat Efendi’nin “Henüz On Yedi Yaşında” ve “Çengi” Romanlarında Ahlakî Değerlerin Edebi ve Estetik Yönü

Ahmet Mithat Efendi, one of the prominent intellectuals of the Tanzimat period, aimed to educate and enlighten the public in his works. He also drew attention to the position of women and their roles within the family in Turkish society, which was undergoing a process of adopting a new identity. Although women in novels were always protected and monitored by their families, there were also fallen women who were beginning to emerge in our literature during that period. In Ahmet Mithat Efendi's work titled "Henüz On Yedi Yaşında" he introduces us to Kalyopi, a Greek girl who has fallen into the world of prostitution, is not protected by her family, and has lost hope of escaping that life. In the novel "Çengi," on the other hand, we meet Melek, who has been raised by her father in complete isolation from all the evils of life and has only seen her father and the nanny at home, relying solely on their accounts for any information. Both examples from the same author depict extreme family structures. This article will examine the family structure in "Henüz On Yedi Yaşında" and "Çengi," focusing on changing moral values and different parenting approaches


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