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Lee Sang's The Wings in the mythic narrative of James Joyce Shim, Sang Wook This paper is to examine the flight in Lee Sang's "the Wings" through mythic narrative in James Joyce's The Portrait of the Artist of a Young Man and others. Joyce used motifs in myths to compose his works. A motif is a conspicuous element, such as a type of incident, device, reference, or formula, which occurs frequently in works of literature. In classical Greek, mythos signified any story or plot, whether true or invented. In its central modern significance, however, a myth is one story in a mythology, a system of hereditary stories which were believed to be true by a particular cultural group. Most myths are relate to social rituals. And so, the wings in Lee Sang's works, especially "the Wings", are related to the birth of a king, a supernatural being in Korean myth. and so we can read 'I' in "the Wings", a character of his works as a supernatural being against the colonialism according to postcolonial or deconstructional reading. Conclusionally we can find the identification of archetypes between the Oriental and the Western myth, and Lee Sang, a writer of the colonial regime in Korea, used myths like 'flight of bird' to compose his works in 1930s.


Lee Sang's The Wings in the mythic narrative of James Joyce Shim, Sang Wook This paper is to examine the flight in Lee Sang's "the Wings" through mythic narrative in James Joyce's The Portrait of the Artist of a Young Man and others. Joyce used motifs in myths to compose his works. A motif is a conspicuous element, such as a type of incident, device, reference, or formula, which occurs frequently in works of literature. In classical Greek, mythos signified any story or plot, whether true or invented. In its central modern significance, however, a myth is one story in a mythology, a system of hereditary stories which were believed to be true by a particular cultural group. Most myths are relate to social rituals. And so, the wings in Lee Sang's works, especially "the Wings", are related to the birth of a king, a supernatural being in Korean myth. and so we can read 'I' in "the Wings", a character of his works as a supernatural being against the colonialism according to postcolonial or deconstructional reading. Conclusionally we can find the identification of archetypes between the Oriental and the Western myth, and Lee Sang, a writer of the colonial regime in Korea, used myths like 'flight of bird' to compose his works in 1930s.