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A Study on the Body Image of <Sukyeong-nangja-jeon>

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2013, (28), pp.183-212
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Jung Inhyouk 1

1관동대학교

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ABSTRACT

<Sukyeong-nangja-jeon> is a Korean classical romance novel in the late Joseon Dynasty. A practical issues such as women's chastity, Gwageo, the examination to recruit officials during Joseon Dynasty, the institution of marriage are dealt heavily in <Sukyeong-nangja-jeon>. At the same time, the text is a fantastic. The following are examples of such cases. Two main characters are Taoistic angel from heaven. Their meeting has already been determined by the heaven. And the Body was stuck to the floor with a grudge. Sukyeong committed suicide in order to prove her innocence. But She was revived and she still looks alive. The body of Sukyeong is the most important element of the narrative conflict. Because two main characters, they broke the promise of three years without being able to put up with physical desire. Instead of going to the examination site, the hero, Seon-gun secretly came back to his lover twice. Physical desire is the key point in these action. However, this is not been noted. The meaning of the body is more important when the heroine committed suicide and she was revived. The purpose of this study is to look at the body image of <Sukyeong- nangja-jeon> and discuss the meaning of the body. The body image is the reality of sexual and maternal in the <Sukyeong -nangja-jeon>. And also the body was suppressed with extreme prejudice by the social ideology. So her body becomes an object. The body image of the text is to expose the absurdity of the feudal patriarchal society.

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