Bum killing Jieun had little to do with Jieun
This whole post is going to be a mess but I have to get this out soon before my thoughts leave me. So I can’t read Korean at all but it’s pretty obvious from the visuals in the story that Bum was projecting the image of the girl from his past onto Jieun. The last few chapters have been so centered around Jieun, Sangwoo, and his diabolical plan that getting this huge dump of Bum’s flashbacks and development was a bit of a surprise.
My initial reaction to the end of this chapter is that Bum has way more pent up pain and suffering than I initially thought. And that Sangwoo unintentionally just introduced the unhealthiest coping mechanism ever for it. We’ve seen this girl before, too
This was all the way back in chapter 9 when Bum had the life or death card game showdown with the old man. We didn’t know what any of this meant, but once again whatever it was, it really impacted Bum.
There he is stabbing Jieun but what is he visualizing?
He’s picturing that classmate from his past. Maybe something she said triggered him, but regardless of what it was, he’s taking out his old pain onto her, and I don’t know I guess that’s what makes this chapter so heartbreaking in my opinion. I’m probably stating the obvious but I have to write it down