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Introduction of individual discussions and status of anticommunism plays in the 1950s

Oh, Young-mi 1

1한국교통대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on the contradictory situation in the 1950s when ‘change’ could hardly be accepted under the ‘Cold War’ although Korean anticommunism is an ideology of freedom and individualism. Furthermore, social change factors such as individual discussions are discussed assuming that the factors had influence on the creation of anticommunism plays. The point of this paper is that individual discussions are the main cause of dynamic change of social recognition and pop culture when it comes to diagnosis of creation of anticommunism plays in the 1950s while KAPF in Colonial Choson and purposed literature are criticized because of the similar phenomenon. Individual discussions here are comprehensive because they are defined as all new things which created social changes in the 1950s. Anticommunism plays in the 1950s have many problems analysts have inspected such as light-mindedness of melodrama, rigid ideology, polarized characters, plain and repetitive pattern and so forth, which have been caused by the lack of study on the ideology. Playwrights of anticommunism plays just shows an emotional aspects through war experiences regarding anticommunism, 6.25 has been considered as the trigger to deepen the antagonism to anticommunism which had consisted since independence. In addition, no one could be free from this matter because anticommunism had replaced nationalism which had been insisted from before war, and it acted as a censor criterion of the public integrity in advance of systematizing of ideology. This is an illustration showing that the playwrights have no ideology model of national anticommunism. Stress of purposed plays can also be considered as a cause of poor performance of anticommunism plays in the 1950s. Public discussions, weakened enlightenment and introduction of individual discussion induced changes in the cultural field presenting public matters, and the type of the most popular melodrama for their story type of anticommunism plays is involved with it. On the other side of various problems of anticommunism plays inevitably created as they are purposed plays, this paper will study the changes in the 1950s as the main cause.

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