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The pleasure of reading the narrative of 'Im Yu-rin' in Seonghyeongongsukryeolgi

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2012, (25), pp.233-268
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Kim Moon Hee 1

1경기대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study focuses on how the narrative of the villainous character, Im Yu-rin, draws novelistic interest in Seonghyeongongsukryeolgi. First of all, Im Yu-rin is described as an ordinary human being who pursues his realistic desire. He appears as a character who receives two different glances of hostility and sympathy from the readers. Im Yu-rin is accepted by the readers as an ordinary person, providing narrative reality to add fresh new interest. The narrative structure of the evil deeds, hardship and disenchantment of Im Yu-rin lets the readers to embrace moral messages in a fresh and impressive way, with the frequent use of analysis code of cognitive development. It is particularly noticeable that the repeated narration about deviation of pressure and correction in the description of events. This realizes the pleasure principle to offer a stimulative and provocative pleasure to readers.

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