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A Study of SBS TV Drama Toji(Land): Focused on Narrative-Rhythm

choi, youhee 1

1중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

The novel Toji(land) is a long saga. The period ranging over TV drama broadcasting and the author's writing amounts to more than 25years. It is one of the popular novel in contemporary Korean cultural history that has been undergone transformations in its forms such as TV dramas, radio drama, movie, cartoon, musical drama and narrative works. This paper aims to analyze the rhythms of events that were represented in the TV drama on SBS channel in 2004, and its effects on every aspect of Korean society including literature, comparing it with its original novel. Henri Meschonnic argues that translation should be done corresponding to rhythms in works, not just flowing word to word correspondence. It is argued in this paper that transformation is also a kind of translation. This paper attempts to read rhythms of the narrative in the media transformation comparing to the original novel. The rhythms of the narrative in the SBS drama identify two ideologies: first, male-oriented historical ideology and second, family-ideology focusing on the recovery of patriarchy. This paper claims that the SBS drama has been digressing from the intention of the director and flows of the 21st century in Korea. This paper maintains that digression results from adopting the storyline in a simple way, excluding the narrative-rhythm. The analysis of the SBS drama in the narrative-rhythm can see that there is a strong family history of ideological reinforcement intended to strengthen the ideology of patriarchy that is male oriented. These two ideologies and ways to maximize the use of the knowledge of good and evil conflict enacted to strengthen battle. In addition, examples of the strengthening of the ideological focus of the family and the history of drama in the closing figures are confirmed. The television media is the public media. So it is no surprise that form the narrative in ways familiar to the public. However, Strengthening and weakening of the Patriarchate femininity analysis seems to confirm the SBS drama because the story came to get the settings or simply figures without analysis of the narrative-rhythm and characteristics of the event. Therefore, this transformation should be considered taking into account the rhythm of the narrative and the characteristics of the event in the transformation of Toji(Land). The transformation, focusing narrative-rhythm of the events and characters of the original can be proposed by one of the methods of literary works dramatization.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.