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<Jeon Woochi-jeon> Read through the ‘Story to Get the Mentor’

Hyunsung Hong 1

1한국학중앙연구원

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ABSTRACT

At the end of <Jeon Woochi-jeon>, Seo Gyeongdeok and Jeon Woochi enter ‘Mt. Yeongju’. Mt. Yeongju was the divine world where Jeon Woochi stayed as the mountain of deities in his before life. <Jeon Woochi-jeon> deals with the story of Jeon Woochi who comes down to the secular world and lives his life as he wishes but later goes back to where he belongs with his mentor Seo Gyeongdeok. In <Jeon Woochi-jeon>, Jeon Woochi is described as one that messes up the world with all the fussing around. This is attributed not to the influence of the book that either Hojeong or fox carries but the immature nature of Jeon Woochi. Jeon Woochi acquired Taoist power with no mentor and commanded it with no reflection. There are some good or bad things he does, and this is the result of accepting the existing ‘Jeon Woochi story’ unbiasedly. <Jeon Woochi-jeon> does integrate the fragmented evaluations that have been fixed about Jeon Woochi over a long period and position him firmly as a member of the line of Taoist Magic. As it was published, Jeon Woochi who had been excluded from the society and divine world both came to be positioned stably in the world of deities.

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