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An Literary Analysis on the Heroine’s Consecutive Actions Written in Narrative Myths of Jeju-Island

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2006, (59), pp.233-262
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

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ABSTRACT

Narrative myths were performed publicly in Korea as dramatic performance which called Goot. Narrative myths of Jeju-Island have been passed down from generation to generation kept their original texts, owing to geographical advantages, that is to say an isolated island from the Korean Peninsula. This paper is an analysis on the narrative styles and rhetorics about SamseungHalmang-Bonpuri, Samgong-Bonpuri, Segyong-Bonpuri which are narrative myths of Jeju-Island. These texts are written a series of female characters' life story. Their stories and themes have some similarities. Such narrative factors can be founded in the other narrative myths called Goot, and their structures have something in common with each other. The three texts which were referred previously differentiate from other narrative myths in the points of having heroines, being narrated their expel stories, ordeal stories and successful execution ones. The heroines find their own desire and indomitable will after expelling, show their powerful ability in the course of trying to overcome their ordeals, and reach the way of deification as goddesses. Such stories are typical factors of myths. Such analytic results are obtained by literary analytic research on the narrative myths of Jeju-Island which have heroines, and can be sure they are goddesses.

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