Psychologist Explains Why “The Glory” Kang Hyun Nam and Kim Kyung Ran Couldn’t Escape Their Abusers
In a video released on the YouTube channel “MMTG” on March 23rd, Professor Park Ji Sun and comedian Jang Do Yeon discuss “The Glory” on Netflix.
Jaejae explained that in the drama, Moon Dong Eun (Song Hye Kyo) is not the only victim of violence, but also Kim Kyung Ran (Ahn So Yo) and Kang Hyun Nam (Yeom Hye Ran).
Kim Kyung Ran is a character who, while working at Siesta run by Jeon Jae Joon (Park Sung Hoon), cannot escape the school bullies who once subjected her to violence during her high school years.
In addition, Kang Hyun Nam, despite suffering from severe domestic violence from her husband Lee Suk Jae (Ryu Seung Hyun), endures and seeks revenge with Moon Dong Eun.
Regarding this, Professor Park Ji Sun began to explain the two characters by comparing their circumstances to real-life situation, saying, “That could also be described as cognitive dissonance. If I fail to register for a class and have to take a class I don’t want to take, wouldn’t it be difficult to feel uncomfortable with that for a semester?“
Professor Park Ji Sun also commented on Kang Hyun Nam’s psychological state, adding, “It is less difficult to think that ‘I deserve to be hit and so I am being hit’.“
Jang Do Yeon said, “So you’re saying that they are thinking, ‘It’s my fault that I’m being hit’? That’s too dangerous.”
When Jaejae asked if it was a “mental victory in a negative direction,” Professor Park Ji Sun answered, “That could be applied here as well.”
Many viewers who heard Professor Park Ji Sun’s analysis responded with comments such as “The professor is truly different” and “So this is what the victim is feeling.”