This Burns My Heart: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Samuel Park
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Letters

Min sends Soo-Ja multiple letters while he is in Seoul on behalf of the student protests against the government. It is one of these letters that leads to a meeting between Soo-Ja and Yul Kim.

Plum Blossoms Drawing

Soo-Ja creates a drawing of plum blossoms for Yul the day that he asks her to marry him. Soo-Ja later learns that Yul has hung the picture in the home he has built for himself and his wife, Eun-Mee.

Four Gentlemen Flowers

Soo-Ja shows Yul how to draw the four gentleman flowers in her art class on the day he asks her to marry him. These flowers represent the four virtues of a gentleman. These are the orchid, the chrysanthemum, the plum blossom, and bamboo.

Makeup Kit

Soo-Ja's mother-in-law steals Soo-Ja's makeup kit when she disrupts Na-yeong's first visit with a possible husband.

Shoes

Eun-Mee makes fun of Soo-Ja's...

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