AN ANALYSIS ON ELİF ŞAFAK’S “AŞK”IN TERMS OF ARCHETYPICAL SYMBOLISM
In the novel called Aşk by Elif Şafak a collective situation of “individuation process” is narrated in the personalization of novel characters like Şems, Rumi, Ella, Aziz Zahara, Çöl Gülü and Kimya who are in the pursuit of and looking for Aşk. In this study; how the novel characters have realized that kind of “individuation process” is worked through analytical psychology -archetypes in particular- that has been established and systematized by C. Gustav Jung. The novel Aşk that is a rich text in terms of archetypical symbolism has a significant place with its human spirit oriented and fiction in postmodern narratives.
Archetypical symbolism, C. Gustav Jung, Elif Şafak, Aşk.