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A Narrative Comparison of Simcheongjeon with Buyongjeon and Their Educational Significance

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2023, (124), pp.185-208
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Received : June 14, 2023
  • Accepted : July 22, 2023
  • Published : July 31, 2023

Gim Sun-jae 1

1충남대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Based on the narrative similarities between Simcheongjeon and Buyongjeon, this study revealed the educational value through comparison of these two Classical novels. In addition, in relation to the secondary school teacher appointment examination, its educational significance was considered. First, the original tales of Simcheongjeon and Buyongjeon were compared. Since these two classical novels have similar narratives, the original tales are also similar. In these two novels, Self-sacrifice filial piety folktale, Human sacrifice folktale, Dragon king’s palace folktale, Revival folktale appear in common. On the other hand, there is a difference between Conception dream folktale and Gaining eyesight folktale appear in Simcheongjeon and Geomancy folktale and Getting medicine folktale appear in Buyongjeon. Second, the narrative structure of Simcheongjeon and Buyongjeon were compared. These two classical novels have similar narrative, so the narrative structure can be divided into four categories: birth and growth, filial piety and sell oneself into slavery, death and rebirth, and family reunion and wealth. The narrative structure of the two novels follows these four frameworks, and although there are narrative differences in detail, they generally have similar narratives. Third, based on the narrative similarity between Simcheongjeon and Buyongjeon, the educational significance was considered through the comparison of these two works. If the instructor make the learner figure out the original tales of Simcheongjeon, and substitutes it into Buyongjeon, the learner can easily figure out the original tales of Buyongjeon. Also, if the instructor presents the summary and comparison of the narrative structures of Simcheongjeon and Buyongjeon to the learners, the learners can compare the narrative similarities and differences of these two novels at a glance, so they can figure out the narrative structure of the two works quickly and clearly. The problem of identifying the original tales of classical novel and comparing of narrative structure among classical prose are often presented in the secondary school teacher appointment examination. In addition, comparison of the original tales and narrative structure between Simcheongjeon and Buyongjeon, which have similar narrative, may appear in future examination, so it is important to understand this.

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