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Desire as "the subject" and Conflict as "the others" of Hong se-tae's poems

  • Journal of Korean Literature
  • 2008, (18), pp.7-32
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

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1동아대학교

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ABSTRACT

Hong se-tae was one of famous poets in the middle class during the latter Chosun dynasty. He wanted to have the thought as one of "the subject" on the literary society. That was his strong desire and also deep confiict during his all the life. He insisted to have clean mind without vulgarly fame in order to write excellent works which made deep impression. And he showed his opinion that the poets of the middle class could make the better poems. It was an extinct consciousness as one of the subject on the literary society. Hong se-tae wanted to write the "true poem". It was the poem that had natural expression of usual emotion. His works were the "true poem", so he had deep pride as oneself. Also he thought that he must be one of the central subject on the literary society at that time. He was completely one of "the others" on the actual life, but he had strong desire to be as one of "the subject". Hong se-tae expressed mainly the conflict as "the others" on his poems. He wanted to accomplish the desire as "the subject" with the "true poem", but he was one of "the others" as ever. Because of that, the main thought of his poems was the conflict as "the others".

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