Hello everyone! Here’s the thread for the 흥부전 lvl 13?? book club from the 다락원 series. As the third book in this series, it is supposed to be at the B1 level.
- an informal book club
- a more structured book club
- either one
Sorry, I’ve been kinda busy lately with the end of the semester coming soon. We can try doing a more informal book club. I hope I can finish 흥부전 by the end of the year, but we’ll see how that goes.
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Yep, that looks right to me.
Perfect then, I didn’t want to accidently spoil
I finished chapter 1! It definitely felt like a jump in level from 콩쥐팥쥐전 lv12, with a lot of new vocab and some intermediate grammar as well.
I’m not sure I understand exactly how the will and inheritance are set up. Do the brothers both have equal parts, or does 놀부 have most of the land?
So far, I’m also not sur about 놀부’s perspective on 흥부. Obviously, 흥부 is said to be kind while his older brother 놀부 slaps people who’ve done nothing wrong, if I understood correctly. But I didn’t get wether 놀부 works or not, because if he did he would be somewhat right in a way to tell 흥부 to get a job instead of doing nothing all day. Although I’m also curious as to whether that’s just 놀부’s skewed perspective/excuse or if that’s actually the case. Still, 놀부 is definitely the villain here, with him casting out 흥부 from his own land!
The timeline also seems pretty unclear to me. Is 흥부 cast out right after the death of his father? Or several years after? And how come 흥부 has so many young children?
There’s one sentence that I found particularly interesting, although it took me a while to get the meaning.
흥부는 울고불고 사정했지만, 놀부는 들은 척도 하지 않았어요.
so something along the lines of “but 놀부 didn’t even pretend to listen”. Pretty interesting, as I’d never seen ㄴ 척하다 used with 지 않다 before.
Ah, you probably want spoiler quotes instead then; blockquotes just formats the text to stand out more, haha. For spoilers, you can enclose text in a
[spoiler]text goes here[/spoiler] to hide it; you can either type it out manually or use the spoiler tag shortcut button on, as seen below:
it’s fixed now, thanks!
I am planning on starting this this weekend! In too many book clubs right now, but I think I can make time to read this.