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The Study on the ethics of affection and the problem of the subject on Cheong, Bi-seok's Early short Novels

HyunJu Kim 1

1한양대학교

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ABSTRACT

This article examined the ethics of affection and the problem of the subject on the early short novels of Cheong, Bi-seok, which is the work written by him before liberation In 1930’ during the loss of one’s home was running, Cheong, Bi-seok wished to be balanced between affection and charm through the instinctive themes that desires to return to home. As the home world that he wrote is the immediate space where the instinctive desire is met like [Seonghwangdang-shrine to the village deity], the subject of this space is existed as the unconditional object of faith or as the anti-Modern subject that is even a part of natural noble order, On the other hand, the romantic subject that was born as a modern individual in the modern system and civilization desires to extend extremely Self rather than return to home like [affection]. The romantic subject that is the relationship between Self and the World desires sensuality and passionate love, but it is only existed secretly and carefully in the border with feudal ethic that is the tool for regulating the reality. In the Cheong, Bi-seok's novels for the end of Japanese colonization era of Korea, the feeling affection what the instinct subject and the romantic subject had is united organically with a nation as the great subject. While the home world tried to be unified with World of Self by dialectic with the great subject, a nation, as you see [Three-generation], the person directly involved with affection loves passionately, however it is realized by the way that he devotes himself to be a member of the great subject, a nation in accordance with the rationality of science and technology. The reason why he could devote himself to a nation is that it is based on beliefs which totality of the world can be changed the World by a confrontation of physical strength depending on Social Darwinism, keeping harmonization of beings and idealization of mutual relations. On the other hand, as it appears in [Han Wol], the person directly involved with affection can be unified with the great subject, a nation by controlling sensuality and restoring the oriental morality world that has respects ethnic and spirit of sacrifice. It has been winning the diversity of individuals to totality by highlighting the indigenous characteristics, oriental spirit and the traditional morality.

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