bir mankurt kim olduğunu, hangi soydan, hangi kabileden geldiğini, anasını babasını, çocukluğunu bilmezmiş. insan olduğunun bile farkında değilmiş. bilinci, benliği olmadığı için, efendisine büyük avantaj sağlarmış. ağzı var dili yok, itaatli bir hayvandan farksız, kaçmayı düşünmeyen, bu yüzden de hiç bir tehlike arzetmeyen bir köle imiş. köle sahibi için en büyük tehlike, kölenin başkaldırması, kaçmasıdır.ama mankurt isyanı, itaatsizliği düşünmeyen tek varlıkmış. efendisine kopek gibi sadık, onun sözünden asla çıkmayan, başkalarını dinlemeyen, karnını doyurmaktan başka bir şey düşünmeyen bir yaratık...
(aytmatov gün olur asra bedel s 147)
The legend tells of a tribe, long ago, which was make an extremely cruel torture to destroy their memory for "young" prisoners that they captured. After tying their hands and legs, they would place raw camel hide on the prisoners' shaven heads and abandon them in the steppe without food and water for several days in the full blaze of the sun.The raw hide dried out fast and compressed their heads like an iron hoop.These vices that gripped their heads would squeeze the last sparks of memory and sanity out of them
After five days of this torture, if any of the prisoners were still alive, they were untied, fed, and given water. A lot of effort was devoted to their recuperation.
They were called mankurts
who did not know where he was from,his name,
his childhood, his farther and his mother.
There is a terrifying epilogue to the mankurt legend. One mother did not want to believe that her son, who had became a mankurt, would not recognize her. With all her motherly love and patience, for two long days, she tried to restore in the mankurt's head the events of his forgotten past. All was in vain. Then the mankurt's master noticed her. He told the mankurt that the woman was dangerous and gave him a bow and arrows.
When, on the third day the mother returned, an arrow
sent by the mankurt's hand pierced her heart -
the son killed his mother.
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(at the end of movie)
we destroyed everything they had,
their religion and philosophy were ruined.
they do not believe in anything anymore.
they are in a deep hole. they have become
mature for anarchy and suicide
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