Most of the studies on Man-Sik, Chae in this thesis had realism point of views. I took a serious view of these trends of studies. It was difficult to say that the tendency seemed to be has developed. It looks like a repetition of the same theme with the same work. Distinguished development could be found on the positive study-finding new works t checking out the pen name and reconstituting of his life.
Most of all, the most distinguished change is that the perspective of the study on Man-Sik, Chae has moved from ‘not yet’ to ‘already' The perspectives of the review on Man-Sik’ Chae including the impressionistic criticism of II-Don Ham, Kap-Ki Lee and the criticism of 1970~1980s were that Chae’s novel had accomplished a unique effect but it had not accomplished yet a perfect level. It is desirable that recent study shows a perspective which think of Chae’s works a correspondence of a reality and a literary.
Literary study or criticism should not put it’s final end on reviewing the past literary but see the present literary. It is not resonable attitude to check out the distance from the completed idea. Needless to say, both raising to higher status unconditionally and reviewing all the works as ‘not yet' are should be reconsidered.
I came to know this kind of fact at the attitudes of criticism on Man- Sik, Chae. I came to confirm this from that something was strongly operated in the background which criticism paid attention to Chae’s novels. Man―Sik, Chae’s vitality was sometimes highlighted or lost his way on the long way of the accomplishment of realism. To value a writer’s status reasonably, we should recognize that his accomplishment is not a stop but a kind of perfect way. And it is important that we should value his work in his way.