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Narrative Value in the Later Half of Folk Tale Kongji and Patji

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2016, (61), pp.193-222
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : March 31, 2016
  • Accepted : May 3, 2016

Jaiin Park 1

1건국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

As for the reason why the unique characteristics of Kongji and Patji have not been properly recognized beyond the semantic category of the common notion that global Cinderella-type stories normally have, this study ascribed to the fact that a phenomenon of remembering the tale of Kongji and Patji only as ‘salvation of a nobleman from the persecution of a stepmother’ has prevailed. Accordingly, with some critics on neglecting the later half of Kongji and Patji, a literary therapeutic method to preserve the narrative value that Kongji and Patji contains in a complete form has been conceived. Through this study, it is desired not to be regarded as a story reflecting the Cinderella complex but to have a result to be aware of the fact that competition and war would be the issues we have to inevitably encounter in our life, reveal the unique characteristics of Kongji and Patji that contains the power to face war and win a victory and preserve entirely the process of reasonable and meticulous success provided by Korea’s cultural heritage of Kongji and Patji which could have nearly disappeared.

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