S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.34 (2004)
인물형상화 방식을 통해본 <昌蘭好緣錄>의 통속성
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.34, pp. 43-69
- Many novels that were written in the late Chosun have some vulgarity as a popular novel This thesis especially pays attention to (Changranhoyunrok) among them because this novel shows prominent vulgarity comparing others.
In this novel, main characters were shaped not as model personages but as ordinary personages. They have some trouble as normal people do and get out of the dominant moral obsession of confucianism. Love between men and women is emphasized and even sexual intercourse is described in detail Characters in this novel use vulgar and straight words to express their emotion
These are quite different from typical novels that have heroic characters, and these features show stronger vulgarity of this novel The vulgarity weaken issues that is brought up through the trouble of characters although it can get reality that is impossible in ideological novels It is clear when this novel is compared with (Okwonjaehagiyun (玉鴛再合奇緣) that has the same motive but has different intention.
The analysis above is a means to examine the vulgarity of long novels that were written and gotten popularity after late 17th century Therefore it should be continuously searched to reveal the vulgarity of vanous novels.