한강을 읽고 쓴 에세이로서
각 문단마다 인물의 특징과
그 시대 살았던 우리나라 사람들에 대한
모습과 생각을 쓴 글입니다.
Have you ever heard about the miracle of Han-river? Korea was one of the poor nations of the world in the 1960s. However, Korea achieved great development. It was called, The Miracle of Han-River which was quoted from The Miracle of Lien. The great rapid development was an unprecedented event such as ‘The Miracle of Han-River’, so most of the other developing countries made Korea their model. Anyway, I’m reading a book which comprises ten volumes. It is about the Korean history of the 1960`s to the 70`s. The title of the book is Han-Gang. By reading the book, I learned about the adversity of the lower middle class, and about the injustices of the high class. The book tells us of various characters in which I was put in their situation. Of course, the characters are fictional, but each character represents the different kinds of people such as statesmen, rich people, soldiers, women, and so on. In this essay, I will focus on the four characters. I think they are important and peculiar, but typical members of past Korea.
During the time of the sixties and seventies in Korea, there were conflicts of ideas regarding communism and liberalism. After the division of Korea into North and South, a lot of partisans went north over the border.