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Consciousness of the Government and the People and Social Aim Shown in Pansori Literature by Sin Jae-Hyo

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2012, (82), pp.265-296
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Choi, Hye-Jin 1

1목원대학교

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ABSTRACT

We can glimpse contemporary social, political and culture base through Sin Jae-Hyo who lived in the 19th century. This study discusses the consciousness displayed in his Saseol by correlating life to see the contents related to politics, society and culture of the desires that Sin Jae-Hyo tried to realize through Pansori. Specifically, the study is to investigate Sin Jae-Hyo's world view represented as two sides to the Yangban(aristocratic) class orientation and the humble class, conservative rationalism by eye on the government and the people and an expressive view, and to examined his social aim in three aspects. Sin Jae-Hyo had both critical and advocative sides on the government and the people. He viewed the tyranny of the government officials and the problems of power with a critical eye but he wasn't a straightforward denial like another version. In particular, with regard to petty officials of provincial towns, the officials with their authority were described as very negative but general petty officials were emerged as victims. A perspective on the people revealed an ambivalent look, Chunhyang, Bangja, Wolmae, Simcheong and Heungbu were represented as secular, calculating and lazy nature but they represented the people by showing the reality they enjoyed as the subjugated class and an winning end. In other words, hierarchical consciousness of Sin Jae-Hyo could be very cool and realistic in the sense that he didn't see one side. That his identity and status appeared through Sin Jae-Hyo's words formed social relationship and revealed has been associated with the way to get in the world to get his own role and reputation. Such worldly wisdom acted to remember that he was a special or an extraordinary figure. The distinction with Sin Jae-Hyo's philosophy of living consisted of three views. First, he turned to political line of Daewongun, sponsored and tied by having a solid statue, monarch's view. Second, he maintained his wealth and power as a wealthy person and a petty official of a provincial town but he formed ties with the obvious people by giving the people these. Third, he created, operated Pansori culture power as contemporary cultural respond. Sin Jae-Hyo had his status and position firmly as a man of cultural power to create, educate, plan, supply Pansori. Due to these points, he became an existence to be ignored in his native village, furthermore in the existing villages he was to be a person with a special, cultural status. In short, Sin Jae-Hyo made main points in Pansori history by reconstructing his world recognition effectively through Pansori Saseol, his fame can be enhanced. And it could be a part of social and cultural 'distinction' that he ultimately oriented.

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