One of the concepts used in evaluations of the novel’s persons is ‘type’. ‘Type’ comes into being with its individuality and individual wealth, as well as with its social determinants of a period and its typicality. The typicality which is represented by the ‘type’ merges with an individual life, becomes embodied and becomes the prominent elements of a distinctive personality. ‘Type’ is a novel person who succeeds to exist as an individual in addition to his ‘typicality’. In personality of ‘type’, typicality which is illustrated by periodic lines constitutes a complete synthesis with individual, individual wealth and inner reality. Kudret Yanardağ is the protagonist of Orhan Kemal’s novels, the Müfettişler Müfettişi (1966) and Üç Kâğıtçı (1969), and is a social type in Turkey in the end of 1940s and the beginnig of 1950s. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate Kudret Yanardağ as an example of ‘type’ and to discuss the concept of ‘type’ through a concrete example.
Orhan Kemal, Müfettiş Müfettişi, Üç Kâğıtçı, Kudret Yanardağ, type.