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Study on the desire of <Choi Chi-won>'s hero and heroine

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2011, (23), pp.5-32
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Ilyong Park 1

1홍익대학교

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ABSTRACT

<Choi Chi-won> has the form as the picture in frame. The experience of the hero is so fantastic that it is distinct with real life. So it seems like picture in the frame. In picture of this work the hero have the fantastic love with unreal women. So at first they surprise because the unreal beautiful women want to love with him at first sight. But with meetings, he understand the reason why the women want to love with him. And he know that the sexual and social desire of the heroine are caused by pressure of the sex moral of that society. And after this experience he too understand that in real world though he desire love with those fantastic women he can not accomplish. So we can say <Choi Chi-won> is the novels in which the hero underst -and the real meaning of the sexual and social desire of himself with his fantastic experience. It means that the writer and reader not only project their sexual and social desire to <Choi Chi-won>, but also introspect the real meaning of their desires.

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