The aim of this chapter is to synthesize the findings made in the previous chapters so that a description of Su-un’s self-image can be posited. As has been noted, Su-un’s self-image changed significantly over the four-year period from the time immediately preceding his encounter with the Lord of Heaven on Mt Gumi to the moment of his execution. The focus will be on Su-un’s self-image as he faced imminent death, as this can be considered to be the defining moment in the development of this image. The analysis will be concentrated in the following areas:
Su-un’s change of name; Su-un’s epiphany; the Yeongbu; the Jumun; Su-un and the Lord of Heaven.