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The Study about the Alienation of Individuals in Samdaerok of Korean Full-length Novels

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2019, (45), pp.251-279
  • DOI : 10.20516/classic.2019.45.251
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose
  • Received : March 31, 2019
  • Accepted : May 20, 2019
  • Published : May 31, 2019

Jeung Sun Hee 1

1홍익대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the aspects and causes of the alienation for individuals in groups. Especially, it concentrated on aspects of the alienation of an individual from family in Samdaerok of Korean full-length novels. Since these novels pursue the promotion, prosperity, and persistence of families, they tend to put a group above an individual. In addition, since a group shared moral ideologies, pursuits, and beliefs, there was an atmosphere of emphasizing and forcing them to its members. These aspects of the alienation of individuals subtly appeared when daughters-in-law were ignorant, obscene, or eating a lot. Norms, ideologies, and attitudes emphasizing unity such as killing nephews for family’s safety, advising a member of a family not to live separately and hoping not to own private property were also shown in those novels. These seem to be influences of moral ideology that pursues suppression of appetite and sexual desire. In addition, these seem to be affected by pursuits that emphasizing loyalty, filial piety and fidelity and a way of thinking that prioritizes family. These ways of thinking operated as systemic violence because they existed as culture within a group.

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