The predominant goal of literature researches to decode meaning from within the literary work. Encountering a good piece of literary work makes research enjoyable. Hwang Sun-won`s `Wangmorae` is not placed in high importance in literary history and neither is this novel one of his representative works. However, it is meaningful in that it describes one generation so well in the form of fiction. That is to say, it reveals a ruined consciousness in the midst of war and also shows a completely destroyed interior human consciousness. Accordingly, it contains comprehensive meaning in terms of its capacity to detect human essence as well as understanding the human interior consciousness; it`s aesthetic structure, and how it develops as a novel are important from the aspect of desire. After we trace `Wangmorae`s interior world in his character, we can see the compactness of the inner view of humanity and the tragic meaning typical of 1950`s novels. A nine year old boy has to face with his father`s death and is also deserted by his unfilial mother. He stays with other families until he becomes seventeen. He seeks maternal affections badly and gets caught up in a kind of Oedipus complex. This improves our understanding of the inner human desire as well as the tragic elements of the 1950s. In a compact way, this work introduces various relationships between humans and reality, and between reality and the novel. `Wangmorae` is a comprehensive text covering the relationships between the war and the human interior consciousness, and at the same time deals with this Oedipus complex and the rite of passage from the aspect of interior consciousness and therefore it includes most of the elements related with 1950s`s novels. Accordingly, it summarises the characteristics of 1950 novels. In that sense this novel is significant as it is closely related to reality and sheds light on the history of novels.