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Sim Chung`s body on stage with Gender Politics of Neocolony

CHO SEO YOUN 1

1울산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This research examines that Choi Inhun’s play <Dara Dara Balgeun Dara(Moon Moon Bright Moon)> makes ‘Sim Chung’s suffering’ motive into a political allegory. It’s a problem-posing to ruptured understanding of Choi’s literature which is divided into idealogical novels dealing with Korean political reality and plays dealing with archetypal and universal world of folk tales. That politicality was sharpened when ‘transferring admiral Yi Sunshin’ scene was newly inserted into the 2nd edited version of <Dara Dara Balgeun Dara>. That have made Sim Chung’s personal suffering extend to national suffering history, and has a thread of connection with a Choi Inhun’s steady and critical thinking on national reality within structure of neocolony. Moreover, <Dara Dara Balgeun Dara> acquires sex-political meaning by making Sim Chung into ‘subaltern’ from ‘nation’s daughter’. It was possible by representing prostitute Sim Chung’s suffering through woman’s body on stage. This is a new effect cannot be expected in novel which is developed by focalizer’s narration, and is in prospect that can be read with other ‘downfall of Sim-Chung’ motivated texts of other authors.

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