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The Other Side of the Punishment for a Crime of Men and Their Pain under Patriarchal System - With focus on Lee, Mong Chan in "Ssangcheongibong“

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2014, (29), pp.405-438
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Koo, Sun-jung 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

In this paper, the punishment by family and it consequent pain with focus on Lee, Mong Chan in "Saangcheongibong. Lee, Mong Chan suffered corporal punishment by his father and was isolated and alienated from his family for the sin of doubting his wife. For the sin of rejecting his wife, we suffered physical and sexual violence from his wife. However under the patriarchal system there was a hidden warning: 'a will for free love of individuals cannot be accepted', as the other side of the punishment for a crime. The presentation of love arising from the pure instinct of humans is distorted as sensuality and is punished by the group ritual. Lee, Mong Chan became a monster without adapting himself to his own group. He became the heart of family after having his free instinct renounced or deprived. However, he never renounced his will for free love despite his pain under the group ritual, a family, which makes him an attractive man. Lee, Mong Chang had free soul faithful to unrestrained emotion and was flexible against a system. The author of Sangcheongibong demonstrated the agony and conflict of male protagonist amid a clash between free will and the ideology of his time through the punishment for a crime of Lee, Mong Chang and the asepct of his pain.

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