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The Family and Capital in the Chai Man-sik's Early Short Stories

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2012, (82), pp.297-319
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

jonggoo Kong 1

1군산대학교

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ABSTRACT

This treatise selected four texts-「misfortune」, 「married life of Sunne」, 「Sudori」, 「the money in the envelope」- as analytic object. This selection to the four texts has two reasons. One is the point that the four texts have status of virgin soil in the history of researches of Chai Man-sik's novels. The other is the point that these texts showed spirit of negation evidentry which has approved signal of identity of Chai Man-sik's literature. This treatise confirmed obviously one fact through analysis to the four texts which publicated immediately going on the platform. The fact is the one that the spirit of negation which has approved signal of identity of Chai Man-sik's literature has appeared through two objects. One is the violence and oppression of traditional family system which based on the patriarchal ideology which has extorted unilateral obedience and reticence to the colonial Choson's womens. The other is the trick and violence of modern capitalism which admirated propit as the highest value. This treatise proved that spirit of negation on the ‘family’ and ‘capital’ is the origin and source of Chai Man-sik's literature. Chai Man-sik reflected his affliction and confrontation volition to the traditional family system and marriage which based on the patriarchal ideology and gender hierarchy through 「misfortune」, 「married life of Sunne」. Chai Man-sik's critical mind to the traditional family system and marriage within it has the background of occurrence which has relation to contemporary current of the times and personal background . Chai Man-sik reflected his critical mind to the modern capitalism system and human's desire on the capital through 「Sudori」, 「the money in the envelope」. Chai Man-sik's critical mind to the modern capitalism system and human's desire on the capital within it has the background of occurrence which has relation to his affliction and intention on the socialism ideology.

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