Sunday, December 22, 2019

King Sejong The Everlasting Light Of Korea - 1461 Words

King Sejong, the everlasting light of Korea, the greatest King of all Korea. Considered one of the greatest kings in Korean history, Sejong invented Hangul, the Korean alphabet. While King Sejong was in throne, the Joseon Dynasty enjoyed the most fortunate and happy age ever. There were many reasons as to why King Sejong created the great country of today which is korea. Many sources say that due to the sorrow of the loss of his beloved father, King Taejong, in which it is he who found the Joseon Dynasty, that King Sejong was able to create the laws upon law, medical science discoveries, and even hangul, the korean alphabet. Other sources say that because of his love for the people and his country that he made these wonderful discoveries.†¦show more content†¦King Sejong, according to â€Å"the Cultural work of Sejong the Great, (Gari Ledyard)† there is very little knowledge about king Sejong early life and his education according to â€Å"King Sejong the Great (the Everlasting Light of Korea)†, since early childhood, sejong had always loved to read. Once he had a book, he would read it again a hundred times, and some books, such as chwajon (a biography by Tso Chu-ming) and Chosa (Ode of Lamentations by Kulwon), he read over two hundred times until he had learned them by heart. Seeing his son’s devotion to reading and study, King Taejong grew anxious for his health and forbade him to read during the night. When his reading continued, King Taejong sent an attendant to confiscate and hide all the books in his room. Disheartened, King Sejong began to search, and found one book that has escaped the attendant’s notice called Kuso Sugan (Ou-Su’ letters) lying behind a screen. Overcome with joy he picked it up and proceeded to read it several hundred times. When he learned of this, his father King Taejong said,†why do you let your body suffer so, as if you were a scholar preparing for the state examination?† Eve n so King Sejong’s desire to learn grew even stronger when he became king and began to attend the Kyong-yon, where he learned and discussed Confucian classics and historical texts with the country’s most

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