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The purpose of writing the story of Yang Sa-ryong[<梁四龍傳>] that consider in terms of do one’s duty[盡我]

  • Journal of Korean Literature
  • 2019, (39), pp.184-214
  • DOI : 10.52723/JKL.39.183
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Received : March 31, 2019
  • Accepted : May 10, 2019
  • Published : May 31, 2019

Kim Hyoung Sool 1

1전주대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper aims to identify the characteristics of the structure and contents, and the purpose of writing the Yang Sa-ryong’s story[<梁四龍傳>]. The results of the study are as follows. The Yang Sa-ryong’s story[<梁四龍傳>] is written by Seogwi Lee gibal[西歸 李起浡(1602~1662)] The Yang Sa-ryong’s story[<梁四龍傳>] begins with a philosophical argument for the establishment of a legitimate relationship between heaven and man. This beginning is hard to see in other works. And this introduction serves as a device for the author to prove his reasons through a preconceived character throughout the work. The Yang Sa-ryong’s story[<梁四龍傳>] emphasizes Yang Sa-ryong's filial piety and deepen the various themes through the composition of overlapped narratives. The Yang Sa-ryong’s story[<梁四龍傳>] extends the subject through various inserted stories. This composition is different from the typical filial tale. So, unlike the general story of the filial piety simply encourages filial piety, this story focuses on what the ideal human figure looks like. The topic of the story is closely related to the thoughts of the author's righteousness. In conclusion, the author tried to establish a human figure who practices what he ought to do as the heaven gave it. In other words, the author tried to find a friend who did what he had to do through the story and tried to spread the justice he showed.

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