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On 『Maneonsa』(『만언사』) from the Literary View of Self-expression Writing

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2013, (87), pp.201-226
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

ki-cheol jung 1

1한남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Everybody wants to live happily. According to Abraham H. Maslows, everyone has a dream of self-realization, thus, trying to fulfil it through his/her life. Maneonsa is a literary work which shows the developmental stages of transitions from self-expression to self-understanding and finally to self-realization. The writer describes realistically and concretely his/her painful and cruelly harsh recollections about the locations of his exile. How he was able to do it was because he admitted and confessed that he himself was the cause of the exile. If anyone can accept and admit that he himself is the cause of the trouble, this fact says that he has a crystal clear understanding of himself at the moment; he has such characteristic traits of self-introversion as to search the roots of the trouble from the internal causes rather than the external elements. Self-introversion helps the author achieve his self-understanding and self-realization, ultimately leading to his enlightenment. Therefore, the most important thing is how to practice self-expressive ways of writings through which the author can reveal frankly all feelings & thoughts from his/her own experiences and also from the writing process of them.

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