[Essay] A Question Put Forth in the Second Spring / Miryu

 

The Quarterly Changbi 172, Summer 2016

 

Abstract

Miryu, the human rights activist, gives us an equanimous description of the process to cope with the Sewol Ferry Disaster, and emphasizes the importance of communication and solidarity between the groups concerned and the victims’ families. This is a vivid report of the struggle which should be neither forgotten nor interrupted. She ends the report with the unforgettable message; “I don’t ask if there is any hope to win this struggle. I only want everyone to stand together at the end of the struggle.”