Seventeen-year-old Soon Yi is married to the ten-year-old son of the local Korean medicine doctor. Married to a child, Soon Yi is subjected to the hard life of the traditional daughter-in-law. Ten years pass and her husband, who has gone away to study, returns with a stylish ‘modern woman’ dressed in Western clothes. When Soon Yi finds out that the woman is carrying her husband’s child, she quietly packs her bag andleaves. The film is divided into five episodes, following her life.