The puzzles of Im Boklae are manifestations of a woman identity. Whether the puzzles are made up of words or numbers as in the crossnumber puzzle or crossword puzzle, the nature of the puzzle is implicitly changeable, pliable. The original context of the puzzle is vulnerable to manipulation simply by rearranging the pieces, just as a woman identity is easily shaped by sociopolitical environment. Im fingerprint puzzle questions the use of a fingerprint as a form of identification. While the puzzle is intact, the fingerprint confirms one identity, but, if one piece is missing, it is rendered useless, unidentifiable. Comparison between women identity and puzzles makes the viewer recognize the struggles that it takes to realize an identity. The puzzles represent and symbolize an identity, shared by not just Koreans but women everywhere. Assembling a puzzle is symbolic of an unavoidable process of all women as they go through life to discover their identity. How does a woman define her own identity? Through the use of puzzles as a metaphor, Im asserts the notion that a woman identity simply cannot be determined by a set of numbers or words, or by a fingerprint, but by system of validation and recognition of her irreplaceable value by her family, and society. There is only one process of assembling the puzzle but unlike the puzzle that contains the ultimate solution, Im search for identity is mired in intangible obstacles. At each stage of life from birth to death a woman must endeavor to find the missing pieces of the puzzle, discovering her own inimitable identity.