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Study on Female Troubleshooters of the LimWhaJungYeon and its Ethics-Focusing on Hwabinga, Yeohuijoo, Seokgawol-

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2019, (44), pp.195-235
  • DOI : ​​​10.20516/classic.​2019.44​.195
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose
  • Received : January 23, 2019
  • Accepted : February 19, 2019
  • Published : February 28, 2019

Kim Jiyeon 1

1세명대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This thesis is designed to explain the meaning of the Female Troubleshooters of LimWhaJungYeon. They are Hwabinga, Yeohuijoo, Seokgawol. In the case of male troubleshooters, they must be perfect and overwhelming, so they solve the problem unilaterally. But female’s are different. Hwabinga solves her problems by herself to use her wits to cheat them who tried to marry her unreasonably. Her wits covered private and public sphere, which can forgive foolish rogues. This made Ms. Hwa famous for her great wisdom, and Yeonkwon, who took over as a secret royal inspector, was able to listen and gather data about her performance. It gave her a stable status in the Lim’s family. Yeohuijoo persuades her husband to accept Yeomijoo as his official wife with forgetting hatred and anger, as admonishing Mijoo of the ladies’ virtues. Her other issue is about the step family, who are stepbrother Yeoseongok and his mother Ms. So. Yeohuijoo is so courteous and magnanimous to hide their misdeeds and bad choices. While trying to solve these two problems, she obtains support and big trust from families, and at last, she becomes the most valuable person both at the Yeo and the Jung. Seokgawol uses tricks actively to solve the problems. It has 2 tracks of Seok’s performances. One is for people and the other is for herself. She tries to fulfill her wish of being a female ascetic for collecting good deed and appealing her will to others. LimWhaJungYeon puts emphasis on the solidarity and sympathy between women, and this can make female troubleshooters’ remarkable activities. The sense of bond between women is the ethics of LimWhaJungYeon.

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