This thesis chose Lee kwang-su's historical novel, 「Danjongaesa」and as objects of study in order to examine his historical consciousness and attitude of historical construction.
In works analysis. In 「Danjongaesa」 author classified dramatis personne into a good man and a bad man, this classification was based a traditional confucian criterion. In this work, history had been unchangeably formed by conflict of virtue and vice, or of justice and injustice. To say another words, it included a static historical view. And this work centered in an event not in a character. Author explained the event not by matters or conflicts in society but by struggles of the upper classes.
Lee kwang-su could not show the power of historical development through his historical novel, owing to lack of right historical consciousness. He merey introduced our historical matter to readers, So he were not able to inspire the people's consciousness as a counter-measure to period surroundings.