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Meaning of plot and Finding out the truth

Lee Ha Eun 1

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to consider the relationship between form and content and view of the novel in “Wall of Rumors.” This study deals with the function and the effect of detective plot and multiple-layered structure and then the relationship between the function and the content. Lastly, this study considers Lee’s view of novels. Plot is a design to find out what suppressed desire is. Detective plot in “Wall of rumors” is generated by the narrator’s curiosity about Park Jun’s life. The speaker collects clues to trace Park’s secrets and constructs them into narrative to understand why Park’s desire is suppressed. Though the structure in “Wall of rumors” is layered, it is a kind of story-within-a story. While the speaker recollects the past, the speaker―outside the narrative―reflects and explores himself. The detective plot and multiple-layered structure makes readers overlap themselves with the speaker, so readers can explore what their oppressed desires are as the speaker. “Wall of Rumors” describes the process to find out the meaning of sign. Anyone who encounters sign is forced to interpret its meaning. To interpret it, the one makes use of all information he can use. After interpreting, the one finds out current meaning of sign and comprehends why sign cause him to feel something. Tracing Park’s life, the speaker finds out the hidden truth inside of himself. This is only possible in literature to find out the truth of life. This is the reason why narrator follows Park Jun’s life. As for Lee Chung-Jun, novel is kind of mental experiment to give matters of life to the readers. Lee describes process to explore what real suppression is in his novels. However Lee does not give a clear answer to the readers. Therefore, readers can form their own conclusion. This is similar to the view of Lee’s novel that can be interpreted the meaning of his works variously. The function of forms is to speculate the matters of live with the readers. And the readers follow the process of learning to face the truth. In the process, Lee makes the readers form their own meaning to the works not follow the fixed meaning.

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