Deciding and planning what you will be doing in class is called independent learning, and that’s what our Literacy class round 5 was about. The students were given the opportunity to choose their own novel to read, decide their own topic to write and organize their own time in class. I read a novel titled Bastard, a comic that reflects on a sentence that says it’s not too late to start over.
Author: Youngchan Hwang & Carnby Kim
Rate: 9.88 (Webtoon)
Numbers of Episode: 93 Ep
A son of a murderer (Dongsoo Seon), who’s been an accomplice in his father’s crime since he was young.
A serial killer who murdered girls but also people who get in the way of achieving his goal.
A transfer student who’s been always on Jin’s side. She is someone who changed Jin’s life.
Jin Seon is an ordinary high school student who’s been bullied by other high schoolers because of his one glass eye and his quiet personality. One day Jin was harmed by other high schoolers and needed to be saved immediately, because of the help from Kyun Yoon he was able to go to the hospital safely. His father, Dongsoo the CEO of G Corporation and also known as the philanthropist in the society, accidentally saw Kyun on his way to Jin’s room in the infirmary. He then was attracted to the willingness to kill Kyun while Jin started to protect her.
Jin Seon & Dongsoo Seon:
Since Jin was Young, he thought that his father was the one who drops Jin off the building which makes him weak and lost one of his eyes. He also thought that his father will kill him whenever he is useless to his father, because of this thought Jin was scared about telling anyone that his father is a serial killer. Moreover, will Jin be able to accept the fact that he will be put in jail for a certain amount of time because of all the crimes that he’s cooperated with his father unwillingly if he testified all the things to the police? He kept this thing to himself, the fact that his father is a murderer, and a demon is what Jin knew his father as.
Jin Seon & Kyun Yoon:
Kyun Yoon is Jin’s girlfriend. They met each other when Kyun helped Jin from the bully. Since Jin was young, he always had a nightmare of falling off the building but then Kyun changed his dream. Kyun is helping Jin from falling off the building and being a light that shines across the darkness. She always stays on his side and believes that even though Jin is weak but he’s not a bad person. Jin was really afraid to tell Kyun the truth because he thought that Kyun will hate him if she knows the fact that he’s been an accomplice in his father’s crimes but when the time came, Kyun knew everything but still accepted it and stay on Jin’s side because she believes that it’s not too late to start over.
Dongsoo Seon & Kyun Yoon:
Dongsoo has attracted to Kyun since the time he ran into her in the hospital. However, Kyun never knows about it and respects Dongsoo as her elder. Dongsoo has also asked Jin to help him getting Kyun but Jin refused. In the end, Kyun knew everything from Jin and scared of what Dongsoo is doing.
At the very end part of the story, Jin had cleared all of the confusions he has with his dad. The one who threw him off the building wasn’t his dad, it was his mom. The reality was his dad never intend to kill him but still, he is a demon who is a serial killer. He had killed a lot of women and also Jin’s friend, Manny Kim. However, Jin has forgiven Dongsoo through the act of not killing him.
Author Writing Style:
The comic contains lots of new words that can be used in everyday life. Moreover, the author always leading the readers to unexpected things which make the readers curious what will happen next.
Bastard is a thriller comic where it reflects on the relationship between a dad who’s a murderer and his son. It shows how the son got the courage to go against his father. If you like reading a thrilling or a fascinating novel, Bastard is recommended. For me, this is one of my favorite comics.
There is a serial killer in my house!