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A Study on the Economic Otherness and the Fantasy Mechanism of the Television Drama Secret Garden

Yun, Suk-jin 1

1충남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper is about the economic otherness and fantasy mechanism of the television drama Secret Garden. In this article, I examined the aspect of the women in which they are defined as economical others by the chaebol’s people as the subject of life. In order to resolve the physical and psychological sense of distance caused by the economic gap between the male and female characters, I analyzed the process in which the fantasy mechanism called ‘soul change’ is operated. As a result, it was confirmed that the female hero, who was targeted as an economic other by the power of capital, moved away from the formation of the Cinderella character so that it led to the change of male character. Also, the supernatural and unscientific ‘soul change’ fantasy devices have dramatically realistic effects by eliminating the economic gap between male and female characters. In this way, Secret Garden shows the reality of the economic others targeted by the capitalists, while emphasizing the fateful love of the male and female characters through the fantasy device of ‘soul change’, I have come to the conclusion that it is a romantic comedy drama that reflects the changing social world in a way that does not attempt romantic solution.

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