Anonymous asked: I'm gathering opinions for my school project on what women thought about Kim Tan's dream in Heirs at the final episode. Would you mind giving yours?
Beyond all the fundamentally wrong things about Kim Tan — his dream was probably the worst. And I would like to bring emphasis on one part specifically. The part of how he “sees” all of them 10 years later.
In this dream everyone seems to have succeeded in life. We saw all of the (young) cast doing well as professionals. I want to focus on this because it is important to me and to why I hated the bullshit notion they tried to brainwash us with about Tan being a “dream, romantic man.”
What did Eun Sang do with her life?
We see that Bo Na is busy working at the reunion with Chan Young by her side. Young Do is talking business with Won and we see they’ve established a healthy partnership. Myung Soo was alive and well (can’t recall exactly why he wasn’t there right now.) Hyo Shin became free from his parent’s expectations and did what he wanted, while Rachel succeeded in taking over her crown. Even Ye Sol — who didn’t get enough screen time — was shown to have made something of herself.
What did Eun Sang do? We don’t know. We don’t know because 10 years later she’s waiting for him wearing expensive clothing and jewelry in his bedroom — not even socializing at the party.
At the end of the day his dream is noble in the sense he wanted his “friends” to become accomplished but Eun Sang remains just an object for his enjoyment and personal use.
That’s how I see it.
Others can romanticize it and think he made her his queen — his most priceless person. I just see her as a one of a kind piece in the private collection of a selfish bastard with too much money and time on his hands.
Everyone was at the party except her. He didn’t picture her in the party, sharing her success with everyone else. He pictured her waiting at the end of HIS day, in HIS room, for HIM.
I don’t condemn women who choose to just be wives to men and are satisfied with that role.
Eun Sang was never depicted to be that type of woman. That’s why I have a problem with seeing her up there as a doll to be held by its owner whenever he needs her.
This is why Kim Tan’s dream is a nightmare to me.