This paper is to examine the effects of the space experiences on the space identity of a human being by analyzing the space experience of Yoon Hui-jung, the protagonist of the novel, A Trip to Moojin. ‘Moojin’ is a symbolic place which is reflecting Yoon Hui-jung’s inner world, and in which his ego identity is established, but is not a comfortable or easy place. To Hui-jung, Moojin is becoming a space which has lost its placeness, and in which lethargy and futility are being felt. The ‘small room’ is a space which plays a role protecting him from the outside violence or life crisis, but his small room is a place in which he loses his social ego by being isolated from the real life and which becomes the archetype of sense of guilt to torment him. On the contrary, the fog symbolically connotes his ontological conflicts together with the spatial characteristics of Moojin. It makes his view unclear, and with a strong force but with no clear identity, makes the distance far from others. That is, the fog has a function of severance. It can be said that the image of the fog represents his hidden desires and the duplicity in which he wants to deny the desires. He has made his own image of Moojin with his inner experience from his younger days, and has given the placeness to it, but it is nothing but the place of suffering. His experience of the ‘small room’ and the ‘fog’ only reminds him of Moojin as a chaotic and lethargic place. Moojin has already deprived him of his sense of place seeing that he does not stay in Moojin, but eventually returns to Seoul despite his self-retrospection.
Ⅱ. 고향의 상실
Ⅲ. 체험공간의 매개체