The Black Book (1990 novel) - I Turned Out to Be the Hero - The Story Goes Through the Looking Glass Summary & Analysis

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Galip’s first article, “I Turned Out to Be the Hero,” revolves around his identity and his face. He details how he discovered how to read his face. He speaks to Rüya through it, casting himself as “the resourceful and melancholic hero” in the books she reads (292). He hints at the letters on his face, speaking directly to the readers. He juxtaposes his letters with his relationship with Rüya. He explains how his blank face would hides the meaning of the letters, as he tried to understand her. He just wanted her to be happy with an ordinary life. “I could never convince you that you had to be content with an ordinary life. I could never convince you that it was necessary for me to have a...

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