Similarities in the Treatment of the Prostitute’s Image in the Prose of the Albanian Authors Migjeni and Keko

Luljeta Bora (Bejleri)


There is a certain similarity within the treatment of the prostitute’s image from the Albanian authors (Millosh Gjergj Nikolla) Migjeni (1911-1938) and Teodor Keko (1958-2002). They are two writers, two ended literary works now with the authors’ deaths, distanced in the life time but estetically close to each other and with similar points of view for the argument that will be treated. So: •Despite the specific techniques of the research, the distinction, the exceptional aiming of the literary within this marginal figure of the multitude of the invisibles, despite the differences that spring out of the preference for their limit in the Albanian society, the design up to the refine, the atmosphere and the selection of the most prominent moments from their life have enough similar points of view. •Both authors are similar for the literary magic with which they pry into the human soul. The incision of the prostitute’s image, are similar features and different in the outlining of the woman in existential suffering. •Both authors appeared with the redemptory oil candle of the spiritual perfection. They raised their hand against the hail of the human judgement upon these creatures that contrast with trite. The special atmosphere they created around this image makes them unique. •Both authors, apart from the common bed of the research for the subject of the prostitution, go deep within the relationship of this image not only with the society but also with the male’s image. •Migjeni’s sadness is obvious, that of Keiko’s is private. He always tries to hide behind the supposedly optimistic character’s expressions, but the final account of this is: lots of pain. •Keko tries to find in this image the beauty of the positive, the greatness of the moment and the perfect hope for better days. In this way shall be realized the divine veil, the saints’ names he uses and the artistic purgatory he raises to give the opportunity to get clean. •Both are similar in the merge of the revolt and the feeling of love for the life that they transmit. They remind us that without this creature (without Woman) life would immediately cease and according this point of view misery, destruction and contempt that follow their life are never deserved. Even when the choice is theirs, Keko and Migjeni justify their existence in the multitude of the human enlivening. •The original mission of the prose that mainly treats the prostitute’s image even though it is distanced in time is the protection of the judged female. •Both authors dismiss on purpose the Albanian canon codes and promote a new code, the strongest one, the code of codes that is so similar to the Christian mercy; that of the unlimited acceptance of the wonderful creature of man with his/her handicaps.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n4p210

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