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A Study on the Moon Soon-tae's Novels of National Division

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2011, (76), pp.351-372
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

guho Jo 1

1경상대학교

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ABSTRACT

Moon Soon-tae's novels deal with Korean native sentiment, joys and sorrows and public lives and will in which people lived away from their hometown without any roots. Especially, he considered the cause of community life collapse and humanity loss associated with Korean civil war, so he has focused on the problems caused by national division. 「Into Watermill」(1980), 「Royal Azalea Festival(Chujukje)」(1981),『Dal-gung』(1984) and『The Boy Born in 1941』(2005) depicted the conflict and affliction of national division and the plan to overcome in a multilateral way. The aspects of conflict and resolution in these works are similar, but offenders and victims try to understand each other. However, by understanding their position each other, it is righteous for the conflict to be resolved. On the one hand, the close examination of conflict cause and the recognition on the pain of conflict victim is not thorough, so it may be superficial reconciliation. 『The Boy born in 1941』dealt with how the wound of national division should be overcome. This novel do not show obvious resolution process because the targeted subject of grudge is not specific one, but unspecific majority. In addition, the method of resolution and painful past become precious assets and the dead become the life guide-that is understanding and recognition of life. This recognition can be possible for Moon Gui-nam, a main character and in case of living a successful life overcoming wound and adversity. If not, it is difficult to get out of that wound.

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