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A Study of the Formation of Subject in Sohn Chang-seob's boys' novel

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2010, (75), pp.383-400
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

김정숙 1

1충남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to explicate the formation of subject focusing on Sohn Chang-seob's boys' novel-Fighting Child and Blind Puppy in 1950s. Sohn Chang-seob represented that the absence of father and poverty was resulted from Korean War and children underwent great suffering. Children realized their position as other in his work. So they felt a close affinity with the underdog such as the deprived friend and the handicapped animal. On the contrary to sympathy, they struggled against the injustice and the repression which symbolized as adultness. The freedom was the key word including the sympathy and the struggle in works and it related with the event of 19 of April. Children pursued value of freedom and they recovered their subject.

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