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The Characteristics and Meanings of Love in Gu Gang(구강)'s “Samiingok(사미인곡)”

  • Journal of Korean Literature
  • 2016, (33), pp.7-31
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Published : May 31, 2016

Park, Lee-jung 1

1서경대학교

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ABSTRACT

In a number of discussions, Gu Gang(구강)'s "Samiingok(사미인곡)" has been described as the work that is not related to the loyalty to the king. The absence of loyal sentiments is the important factor that shows the aspect of the late Joseon(조선) period. Looking at the text again, there is a need to discuss again whether the loyalty to the king is in the work or not. Considering the lyrics which is closely connected with the king, the instance which likens the relationship between the king and his servants on gender relations in other work and the political career of Gu Gang(구강), Gu Gang(구강)'s "Samiingok(사미인곡)" is deemed to deal with the loyalty to the king. Accordingly, the meanings of the love expressed in this work can be argued differently from the other discussions. That love: the loyalty to the king in "Samiingok(사미인곡)" is presented in a mixed state with different elements. The attitude accepting the imperfection and marking down the change as truth shows the realistic aspect of the sense. However, we can not deny the existence of the ideological aspect in that there is not the real and concrete approach of the current situation. Through this duality and mixture, we can understand Gasa(가사) of the late Joseon(조선) period as the thing that various and different aspects are mixed and conflicted with each other. That Gasa(가사) could be continued in the relaxation of the boundaries of genre is envisaged to be mediated by the coexistence of things to be medieval and things to be opposed to medieval such as those in "Samiingok(사미인곡)".

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