After the Ferry Sewol disaster, trauma was quickly transmitted through the media and urgently called for a change in cognition that something had to be done. The purpose of this article is to look at what issues have been raised in the realm of humanities since Ferry Sewol, focusing on several papers, books and media published before and after Ferry Sewol.
First, in Section 2, we read about the emergence of sentences with unfamiliar structures since Ferry Sewol and looked at the context in which new issues emerged by reinterpreting some concepts. In the following Section 3, we analyze what thinking and how writing has been practiced at the intersection of other historical and social disasters such as Ferry Sewol, 5ㆍ18 Gwangju, Auschwitz and Fukushima. The final Section 4 will conclude by pointing to the limitations of forgiveness, mourning and healing efforts after Ferry Sewol. The task of genealogically exploring changes in concepts and perceptions caused by historical and social disasters remains a task to be carried out in the future.