|dc.description.abstract||This thesis is based on “The sixty legends” as the range of the research. From the comparison of the Ming Dynasty’s works of the literature and the literature of pledges to combine the special culture background of Ming Dynasty and to expound the plots of pledge’s time characteristic in Ming Dynasty. And to be sure that Ming Dynasty played an important role to carry on the past heritage and open up the future
. There was a large number of the plots of pledge in Ming Dynasty. On the one hand, it continued the presenting traditions of the society and the literature in last Dynasty ; on the other hand, it was effected by the intellectuals’ Aesthetic standard that caused by Ming Dynasty’s economy, trend of thought style of writing and writing group. Not only each kind of pledge specific symbolic, but also the describing technique are more detailed. Those plots that about pledges were reused and copied by the writers. The style became more and more fixed, and it also became the common kind of plot. Most of pledge’s works in “The sixty legends” connected the single plot and the main clue of all the story. And the structures were more skillful and more nimble. As for the technique to express one’’s emotion, some works expressed one’s emotion according to the speciality of pledge, to give the pledge more profound meaning of spirit. No matter the skill of narration or the emotional, it established the foundation for using the pledge’s high achievement in Ching Dynasty’s legend “Immortal Palace” and “The Fan of the Peach Blossom”.
It can find the cultural connotation of Ming Dynasty from the plots of pledge of “The sixty legends”. The first one was that intellectuals achieved life dreamed by the pledge in the drama, to satisfy the official rank and the marriage. The second one was that the plots of pledge reflected the intellectuals pondered the value of the Confucianists. It had the contradictory psychology between challenge and acceptance. The third one was the spirits strength that the plots implication were the implication of the tree religions combination. The last one was the female image in the plot, just like the pledges, was the commitment of the scholar’s idea value, and the drop of the realist society made a request to the female. According to the above, it can find the plots of pledge of “The sixty legends” complicated the scholar’s characteristic. It was also the most unique point in Ming Dynasty’s legend of all the past dynasties’ the literature of pledge.