Thestructure and absoluteness of fate and belief in destiny/fatalism: Thenovel “Kerr” makes reader think about fate on the meaning of a complex networkof relationships. Thenovel reflects the idea that life is a circle of constant repetition andreflects the thought that people turn around and come to the same place.Especially If we think that fatalism in the frame of Kay?p ?ah?slar Albümü andKerr, we can see that it depicts this issue very well. Motives;· Thecrocodile: thecrocodile motive which emerged in the middle of the novel, depicted as ananimal escaped from the circus. It has spread fear to the whole community andhas never been caught.
It represents the fear of uncertainty and thepossibility that anybody may be in danger. Whenever the crocodile motive emerges,the events are mingled and people are taken to their homes.· Thesleep: whenever CezmiKara gets stuck and finds himself in the center of the events, he goes home andwants to sleep. The sleeping reflects Cezmi Kara’s apathy and indifference tothe events.
· Thecourt: in the novel the court has moved toan old hammam because the court-house flooded. The passage of the hammam-court representsthat how serious the case is and how rigorous that time’s government affairs.It has been revealed in an absurd manner that thegovernment’s work was not done professionally at the time.· Theunderground tunnels: theneighborhood tradesmen meet there.It describes their characters and their intentions thatpeople hide behind their normal lives. The core truth underlying the known.
Symbols;· Cezmi Kara’s desire to sleep continuously suggeststhat the indifference of the society becomes an illness in all the individualsof the society. Sleepingis the way to escape from his problems. Meryem says that “you are only cold and sleep, don’tsee the truth and sleep”· The crocodilesymbolizes the situation of the country. Throughoutthe novel, people have fear of crocodiles while at the same time there arecrimes and murders that do not result. Itis a criticism of the perception that the events that should be given great reactionsare perceived as ordinary.