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Origin of Human Terror and the Image of Television drama -Focusing on a Suspense Horror Historical Drama, Gumiho-Yeowunuyidyeon (Tale of the Fox Sister)

Arum Song 1

1서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

Gumiho-Yeowunuyidyeon that was broadcast in summer of 2010 and subheaded as a 'Suspense horror historical drama' is a Television drama featuring on the familiar nine-tailed fox with a new fear. Gumiho-Yeowunuyidyeon has an overthrowing narrative with which humans covet for the liver of a nine-tailed fox, which clearly differentiates itself from previous dramas of nine-tailed foxes. Moreover, Gumiho-Yeowunuyidyeon takes notice of the fear arisen from human primitive limits other than the previous way of igniting fear through appearing of nine-tailed foxes. It describes a catastrophe derived from processes of recognition that used to be believed right and perceptions and senses with which humans are to be sure that something there is, and other things humans used to believe as the truth. Overwhelmingly, those that were ‘believed’ to be something that you ‘know’ cause to make errors, and hereby the terror makes the audience feel beyond grasping the world that belongs to them is presented through the image of television, emitting a more progressive meaning in it. Gumiho-Yeowunuyidyeon embodies the processes that we recognize through narration, close-up, auditory image and flash-back, etc., which type exposes the limit of recognition as it is, that is to say, an interesting fact. In particular, a dramatic irony that the drama faithfully employs is also said to be something that shows how arbitrarily humans recognize and make decisions. Those that humans believe they can get to know are the causes that drive characters of Gumiho-Yeowunuyidyeon to a corner of collapse by themselves. Gumiho-Yeowunuyidyeon shows the fear with which that the primitive limits that humans have are actually deleting ‘the humanity’ with which they believe they are ‘human.’ This represents the fear and cruelty that indwell in humans along with the fact that the fear caused by the objects of the outside world is meaningless any longer.

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