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A new study on the birth tale of <CHoe Ko-woon cheon>

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2015, (32), pp.491-513
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Zang Kun 1

1한국학중앙연구원

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ABSTRACT

The birth tale of <CHoe Ko-woon cheon>is an important material that show us the divinity's change process from floktale to novel. In the floktale time, imulgyogu folktale is device for securing the divinity of hero's blood. So as a gold pig' child, Choe Chi-won succeeded his father's divinity that let him can distinguish his talent to China. But with entering into the novel time, people' awareness about imulgyogu folktale changed. the floktale of gold pig no longer served to represent the divinity of choechiwon, but rather started slandering the Reputation of choechiwon. So the whiter of <CHoe Ko-woon cheon> Conjugated the structure of <white monkey cheon> and Ji Ha Kook Dai Jeog Toi Chi folktale to kill the gold pig and make choechiwon transformed into not the child of a gold pig. Beside the writer use the choe chong to get the blood to be clear. Like this, <CHoe Ko-woon cheon> can be called a novel that deny the divinity of imulgyogu folktale. At the same time, the whiter found a different way to make choechiwon get divinity. this is descent motif. The descent motif is a story that the deity committed a crime guilty so he was exiled to the human world. by the jdescent motif, choechiwon get the godhead that make him Overcoming every difficult.

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