“Nokdu Flower” Breaks Down The Complex Relationship Of Characters

SBS’s “Nokdu Flower” revealed its character relationship chart!

“Nokdu Flower” tells the story of two brothers who wind up on opposites of the Donghak Peasant Movement of 1894, a riot during which religious leaders of Donghak and peasants from Jeolla Province joined forces to protest the government’s push for Catholicism. In particular, the drama will show the events that occur as Jun Bong Joon (Choi Moo Sung) leads an uprising with the common citizens, and the story of Baek Yi Kang (Jo Jung Suk), who works along his side. Although Jun Bong Joon is the main figure who led the uprising according to history, the drama will focus more towards the story of Baek Yi Kang, Baek Yi Hyun (Yoon Shi Yoon), and Song Ja In (Han Ye Ri).

The image below is the character relationship chart. Starting from the top-left, the chart lists the high officials Hong Ga, Eok Swe, Chul Doo, Park Won Myung. The Baek family is listed below the high officials. The Baek family includes the two central figures of the plot, Baek Yi Kang and Baek Yi Hyun.

Baek Yi Kang is the illegitimate son born between Baek Ga (Park Hyuk Kwon) and Yoo Weol Ee (Seo Young Hee), who is the second wife of Baek Ga. Baek Yi Hyun is his younger half-brother who was born to their father’s lawful wife, Chae Jung Shil (Hwang Young Hee). Because Yoo Weol Ee is of low social class and Mrs. Chae of noble class, the two are of different social status. Though they share brotherly love, they also feel slight rivalry towards each other.

In terms of the romance in the drama, Baek Yi Kang and Song Ja In become lovers. Baek Yi Hyun has a potential to develop a relationship with Hwang Myung Shim (Park Gyu Young), who is the younger sister of Hwang Suk Joo (Choi Won Young), Baek Yi Hyun’s teacher. In the beginning, it appears to be starting as a one-sided love from Hwang Myung Shim towards Baek Yi Hyun.

The top-right portion of the chart shows the leaders of Donghak, including Jun Bong Joon, Kim Gye Nam, Son Hwa Joong, and Song Hee Ok. Below the leaders of Donghak, the Donghak peasants are listed, which include Beo Deul Ee (No Heng Ha), Choi Kyung Sun (Min Sung Wook), Hae Seung (Ahn Kil Kang), Kim Ga (Park Ji Hwan), Bun Gye (Byung Hun), to name a few. According to the chart, Beo Deul Ee will have a crush on Baek Yi Kang.

“Nokdu Flower” aired its first episode on April 26 and is a 48-episode series.

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