The character of Man-Sik, Chae’s literary works have been studied through many diverse methodology like narratology, discourse theory, linguistics and stylistics, theory of realism’ and theory of satire. This treatise proposes to investigate the unique character of Man-Sik, Chae’s literary works focussing on its satiric characteristics. But what this treatise notices is not the various modes that satire uses like irony, humour, parody, allegory? but the satiric spirit.
To the most important satirists like Swift and Pope who were in full activity at Augustan Age, the collapse of traditional mode of living became the most fatal issue according to the change of whole society that ‘the New Science’ and 'the New philosophy, generated. The consciousness of crisis of tradition made Swift and Pope create unique satiric mode. They sought to attack the negativity of ‘the Modem, and 'the Modernity' through satiric works, and then to build a new tradition as the desirable mode of living.
But as a writer who were living in colony, the problems that Man- Sik, Chae had were far more complex than Swift and pope, so the character of Chae’s satiric works became more unique. Man-Sik, Chae’s most literary works, more or less, have the satiric characteristics, and they can be appraised differently one another according to the degree of successful figuration of the satiric characteristics.