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The Study on Yeleohamyangparksigeon

  • Journal of Korean Literature
  • 2007, 16(16), pp.165-186
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

최지녀 1

1서울대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This paper aims to clarify the close relation between main idea and formal features of Yeleohamyangparksigeon烈女咸陽朴氏傳, written by Park Ji Won朴趾源(1737~1805). A preface and main biography which is consist of two virtuous women's story constitutes Yeleohamyangparksigeon. Superficially three parts look contradictory, the first criticize excessive dying of the women, especially in lower class, in defense of her husband's chastity, the second introduces the anecdote of a old woman maintained her faithfulness to her husband in spite of her sensual desire and the third praises dead woman in lower class died for her nominal husband after holding his funeral. Preceding researches understood the main idea of the work is in the first or second and the third is just the gate to the first and the second. In their place Park Ji Won assumed critical attitude to the customs of virtuous woman, in consequence the application of the preface which is rare to the prose and the title role is almost meaningless. But the attitude to the customs of virtuous woman of Park Ji Won is explicitly displayed in the preface, that is he affirmed the faithfulness of the higher class women but criticized self destruction of higher class women and the faithfulness of the lower class women. The former message is presented in the third, the latter in the second. Also the contrast of two women's story helps understanding the real inside of virtuous woman in Chŏsun-Dynasty.

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