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The pain and relief that appeared in “Sookhyangjeon”

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2022, (121), pp.113-140
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Received : January 31, 2022
  • Accepted : July 27, 2022
  • Published : July 31, 2022

Lee Seohee 1

1전남대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper focused on the hardships of Sookhyang among the factors that were popular with readers of the time, and examined the causes of Sookhyang's complaints of pain and how it is being resolved. In addition, the meaning that can be derived in the process of hardship and resolution was identified from an receptive point of view. The pain of Sookhyang is expressed in both the heavenly and terrestrial systems. Sukhyang recalls the fact of the banishment from heaven in the heavenly world and restores her identity, but expresses her distress after hearing the warning of the continuation of her asceticism due to the theory of ceiling. At this time, the hardships experienced by Sookhyang are mental, and the fact that it cannot be avoided even if you know the ominous future in advance creates a sense of helplessness, fear, and fear. However, when returning to the ground, the pain is relieved by simply living the reality at hand, forgetting the predictions of heavenly beings. The terrestrial community complains of pain while experiencing separation from parents and the absence of a consignment object. The reason why he said it was not the "absence of parents" but the "absence of a consignment object" was because it was a matter of survival that he considered important while repeatedly describing hardships. Sookhyang showed an aspect of actively acting not to lose it when an object to be entrusted and a stable foundation are established even if there are no parents. The assistants in the work played a role in relieving anxiety caused by the absence of an object to be entrusted. On the other hand, Sookhyang, who has experienced separation from her parents, feels confused at the anode of resentment and understanding, and eventually expresses filial piety to ease her parents' abandonment responsibility. It can be said that the words and writings given to him by the bandit and grandmother Mago influenced the expression of the filial piety of Sookhyang. This is because the thief mentioned the urgency of the situation in which he had no choice but to abandon his hometown and the sad heart of his parents, and grandmother Mago pointed out the impossibility of birth without parents to Sookhyang, who introduced himself as "a beggar without original parents." The meanings that can be examined in the process of pain and relief are summarized into two. First, the point where memory in the heavenly world is cut off is that it controls the tempo of pain by providing relief not only to the long-cherished incense but also to the reader in that it does not allow them to know the future of fear in advance. The pain-relieving process of the absence of an object to be entrusted and the emergence of assistants also contributed to the provision of tension and relaxation to the characters and readers. The second is that both realistic and ideological responses to hardships are revealed, which led to empathy and achievement of lessons.

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