In this study world famous Russian novelist and laureate of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature Mikhail Aleksandrovich Shlokhov’s (1905-1984) “Shibalok’s Seed” which was published as a part of the early stories “Tales from the Don” will be evaluated on the axis of reflection theory that defines direct reflection of violence to the literary text. The study aims to discuss the problem of the representation of violence against women as a common and legitimate phenomenon through the hero's discourse. In this context, the study aims to question the phallocentric language as a function of reproduction of women's secondary position in society in the case of “Shibalok’s Seed”. The characterization of Shibalok will be analyzed referring to French sociologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu’s (1930-2002) concept of “symbolic violence”.
symbolic violence, violence against women, characterization, reflection theory, socialist realism.
|Author :||Duygu ÖZAKIN|
|Number of pages:||461-475|