Sookan changes from someone who acts like someone her age and ends up acting like a mature young adult. This shows in three examples, when she was scared of , when she was learning from grandfather, when the teacher taught false things, and when she was living alone with inhchun.
The first example was when grandfather was ill he and mother taught Sookan about his past. For example I was glad that Inchun and i were finally included" (choi 92). This quote shows that Sookan is knowledgeable about what is and was going on with North Korea. The second example is when the teacher told them that the white devils were loosing the war but Sookan knew they were winning. A quote that supports this is "I was glad that I knew something about America" (Choi