Ep.22 Exploring Korean Literature - Room of the Youth. Part 4
World Ch. Schedule : FRI 20:00 KST
Date : 2020-10-30
Foreign media paid close attention to Korea’s semi-basement homes when director Bong Joon-ho grabbed four Oscars with his dark comedy film ‘Parasite.’ The unique housing space was the movie’s metaphor that tackled the issue of social polarization! In addition to semi-basement homes, rooftop homes and goshiwons also remain a symbolic space representing the housing problem that young people experience in Korean literature. We take a close look into the significance of these unique residential spaces that many young people live in today’s age through how they are illustrated in the modern literary works and from people living in the facilities.