pISSN: 1598-3293

영어영문학연구, Vol.62 no.2 (2020)
pp.43~63

DOI : 10.18853/jjell.2020.62.2.003

돌봄 윤리의 관점으로 읽는 『오 개척자여!』

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(대진대학교)

This study examines that Alexandra, the protagonist of Willa Cather’s O Pioneers!, practices care for the maintenance and development of her community in the tough settlement of Nebraska. In other words, it looks at the story of her success in communicating and sharing through food and land ethics within the community. She always respects nature and explores land with her own care ethics even when people in the community leave during the harsh times. At the same time, she values the social relationships and ties of the community surrounding her and carries out practical care for those who are marginalized. So, her care can definitely add newness to the limitations that the existing analysis of this work has focused on the development of her land and the realization of her identity. In this work, her care is meaningful in that it stresses both the harmony of the community and the love for people, and further her egocentric values are excluded. Moreover, she also resonates with modern readers, who wrest a living from an era of crisis and disaster by inspiring the value of care with her authentic love for caring for humans. This enhances the value of this work by contributing to the desirable solidarity and justice of the community members and realizes the true value of betweenness, trust, and cooperation for care.
  돌봄; 돌봄 윤리; 공동체; 『오 개척자여!』; 윌라 캐서;care; care ethics; community; O Pioneers!; Willa Cather

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