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The meaning of independence and self-realization through Big eating motif represented in ‘The General Boribab'

Han sanghyo 1

1건국대학교

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ABSTRACT

This argument has the purpose to clarify the aspect and significance of ‘Big eating’ which is an important motif in the narrative of <General Boribab>. Until now, the <General Boribab> has been dealt with in the aspect of giant myth and legend. A ‘Big eating’ motif is derived from a archetype that was restricted to symbolize power of the gods and giants. However, what is important to motif can be semantic openness and ambiguity. To further enrich the argument concerning <General Boribab>, the aspect of big eating and meaning should be globally investigated among narrative. In order to solve these questions, I tried to clarify the ambivalent meaning of the 'big eating' and to pay attention to the problem of the relationship through appetite. clarifying the bilateral meaning with ‘Big eating’. As a result, "lack of power" symbolizes the appearance of a hero who lost "personality" and "independence" because of dependence on oral phase. However, <General Borobab> shows not only such dependence but also the growth of self and self-realization through the overcoming of trials. The important thing is 'leaving' and 'structure of repetition'. By leaving the way, the hero can get out of the dependence of the parent and establish opportunities to grow by forming a new social relationship. It also showed growing up to a larger presence, with the power to intelligence with instinctive power through a repeated structure. In this way, the story of <General Boribab> provides a new sence and life problem of overcoming the dependce of existence and achieving a succes life while accepts the universal reason for the motif.

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