Mr. Park raises his children by repairing charcoal pits. Although ignorant and stubborn, Mr. Park has a good heart. He is displeased, however, with his eldest daughter, Yong Sun, because of her close relationship with Jae Cheon, who is a scamp in his eyes. He is also unsatisfied with his second daughter, Myeong Sun, for liking Ju Shik. Only his eldest son, Yong Beom, is the apple of his eye, as heapproves of his son’s wife, Jeom Rye.