the married modern women; duplicity; the ironical aspect; a comic speech; an ambiguous attitude.; 기혼 신여성; 이중성; 반어적 양상; 희화적 발화; 양가적 태도.
어문론총, no.60, pp.261 - 280
There are female writers that are based on love affair, Choi Jeong-hee, Lee Seon-hee and Baek Sin-ae, and in their novels written in the protagonist being the married modern women, the duplicity was focused on and compared among the novels <Personal connections>, <The rouger>, <From the darkness>.
In <Personal connections>, ‘I’ had left home thinking of a divorce but was returning home since her lover was persuading her to. The ironical aspect she shows, that she stays loyal to her husband and loves her child in order to continue her love with her boyfriend, is a sign of duplicity in female novels. In <The rouger>, in the last part, she showed the duplicity of alleviating the violence of the rouger through a comic speech. In <From the darkness>, ‘I’ am a divorced woman, and her lover and colleague S was encouraging and advising her to set free from her family and take steps into the society. Despite her lover’s death, she persuades her mother and tries to participate in the social movement again. This shows duplicity through an attitude that embraces opposing values.