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Viewing 「Choicheokjeon」 in a Perspective of Self-Healing

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2013, (85), pp.285-312
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Shin, Tae-soo 1

1한남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This writing diagnoses the psychological disorder found in a writer Wei-han Jo’s self-narrative. The self-narrative was written when Wei-han Jo wrote a novel called 「Choicheokjeon」. This writing also examines how the narrative of life is revealed and transformed as an aspect in the novel, and how this aspect is applied to cure the psychological disorder. First, with an examination of Wei-han Jo’s self-narrative, the sign of psychological trauma in the narrative is diagnosed. Then, in a perspective of self-healing, this writing examines how Wei-han Jo performs revelation the self-narrative and revives of the self-narrative as an aspect in the process of his writing. First, in a self-healing through revelation of the self-narrative, two distinctly distinguished and concentrated parts of self-narrative are discussed. The parts of self-narrative are related to his unstable mental state and sign of psychological disorder. One is a memory of war in Namwon, and another is a wandering of foreign countries. Wei-han Jo’s family’s experience of war in Namwon corresponds to the scene of Cheok Choi’s family’s experience of war in Namwon. Also, Wei-han Jo expresses his desire by making his characters wader through the whole are of East Asia. Wei-han Jo naturally purifies the emotion by expressing properly conscientized his menial trauma through his writing and heals himself with a vicarious pleasure. He gets a vicarious pleasure by expressing his desire of wandering foreign countries by making characters to wander the foreign countries. Secondly, in a self-healing through the modification of the self-narrative, modified aspect of the self-narrative, which is about suicide and a life in seclusion, is mostly discussed. The suicide and the life in seclusion are most extremely expressed forms of depression appeared in Wei-han Jo’s self- narrative. Wei-han Jo experienced the limit of the life in seclusion which avoids the reality, and modified the problem of the self-narrative by viewing his decision on the life in seclusion with objective viewpoint. He also tried to modify the self-narrative and of society by tenaciously thinking about the suicide and life of Okyeong with a viewpoint of family’s returning alive and union. He reveals that he heals himself in the process of modification of the self-narrative.

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