Since this study aims at a literary investigation on the works of Yeoheon, Jang Hyeongwang, 43 works of funeral orations were chosen as the text so as to examine how the state of the writer in terms of emotions is reflected on funeral orations, formal and practical writings, and the writing style as well.
Chapter 2 focuses on analyzing the double-sideness of funeral orations to investigate how the state of the writer in terms of emotions is reflected. Recollection of the things in the past is a joy and agony bringing sadness at the same time. Facing the death of a fellow, you might feel that refusal and acceptance to the principles from the heavens coexist. Consequently, the double-sideness, that is, contradictory emotions and responses become the elements creating literary nature in the practical funeral orations.
Chapter 3 investigates on the style of the funeral orations centering on the functions of arrangement and comfort. Arrangement, in this respect, means arrangement for the death of the dead ones making the living and the dead accept the state of death. In the writings of Yeoheon, these arrangement and comfort proceed in two directions, that is, by mentioning the signs of death has already shown, the death is rationalized, or by expressing the agony of the living regarding ‘guilty conscience of the survivor’, who saw the death of a fellow in person, the sadness is overcome.
Therefore, it is clarified by examining Yeoheon’s funeral orations that even such practical writings as his works can bear artistic and literary nature, and that a funeral oration have their own unique writing styles as it is.