As you know, Chae man-sik’s method of writing a novel was a satire. The method of a satire was his consistent method before the age of liberation or after it. But especially he wrote the novels dealt with the aspects of self-criticism at the age of liberation. Because he stepped into Pro- Japanism in the latter half of 1930’s. Then Chae man―sik’s novels reflect on the self-consciousness of the past.
‘Sinner of a nation’ is the problematic novel among his self-criticism novels. It reflects on his more experience than other novels(‘Yok-lo’, ‘Nak-jo, ). 'Sinner of a nation’ is a novel narrated by the first person. In the first person novels, a self as a hero is composed of a narrating self and an experiencing self. But in case of Chae man-sik’s novel, a self is not separable in this way.
I studied the novel through the aspects of narrative levels. The result of the study is in substance as follows. (1) In the novel’ narrative levels consists of four levels at least. And the novel evades the atonement for self’s sins through two narrative levels. On the contrary the novel blames a nation for self’s sins. (2) In narrative levels, narrative time was made up of analepsis. This was a technique of narrative time about an explanation of Pro-Japanism. (3) The narration of a narrator was unreliable
through three faces (narrator’s knowledge, narrator’s implication, narrator's value). Viz., at the age of liberation, the accomplishment of self- criticism was scanty in narrative levels.