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Analysis of the Characteristics and Implications of ‘Dongmong-si’

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2014, (88), pp.101-126
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

SON SIEUN 1

1전북대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study is to make the frame that analyzes Dongmong-si as the children's self-expression literature in traditional society and recognize children as the subject of literature creation and enjoyment. The true meaning that the classic exists is to develop right personality and inculcate the historical consciousness for children. Recently many problems have arisen by the destruction of children's personality, which have been serious social issue. Considering such a problem context, Dongmong-si can play a role as humanistic education text that gives children healthy perspective on the world and the wisdom about their lives. The modern children write a poem. The poem is represented by childhood sense of children. Likewise the children in traditional society expressed innocent feeling and affectionate interest about nature and things through Chinese poetry. It's true that they didn't care much about the creative expression of pure childhood sense because the Zhu Xi school of Neo-Confucianism education considered right personality and personal moral important. But the children's beautiful mind is expressed 'Yet' or 'Still'. The aim of this dissertation is to study the both sides of the children's 'childlikeness' and 'mimicking adults' in traditional society through Dongmong-si text analysis. There is a difference according to the children's age despite the same kinds of poems. There is a little difference in the way of expressing of emotion or representing of subject. It is related with the process of thinking of the children closely. This dissertation is to make the frame that analyzes Dongmong-si as the self-expression literature of children in traditional society. Dongmong-si is the result that children's individuality is expressed in literature. Not only the mind and moral that the older generation demands to children but also inartificial childhood sense that only children have are represented through the catch of things and unique thought. This paper can be wrapped up like this. First, all the things that children encounter in their daily life are the subject to arouse curiosity in Dongmong-si. The children don't have any aspect to add sophisticated expression and use splendid technique like adults. They just embody the daily things that they see with innocence of childhood unartfully. Second, the grand aspiration and ambition for success is represented in Dongmong-si. According to the rank of children's writer, the academic desire and the learning-oriented attitude is represented in the work, which is interpreted as the desire of self-realization or the result of reality awareness. Third, The children's innocent personality that are not influenced by the real world is represented in Dongmong-si. Consequentially It's the basis to infer children's fate as the projection of children's inborn spirit. Fourth, the conventional form of Chinese poetry is the way that children in traditional society acquire the principle to represent things and incidents of the world surrounding them. Likewise there is the process that children learn the formal technique of Chinese poetry in Dongmong-si. The children in traditional society acquired the principle to represent things and incidents of the world by conventional style of Chinese poetry. They caught and represented the characteristics of the things with the interest and affectionate eyes about them. The children didn't make up or exaggerate like adults. Sometimes aspiration and ambition is represented for the success in Dongmong-si. It is the expression of ego and the result of consciousness of reality.

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