‘Ever since my mom died, I cry in H Mart’ | Analytical essay

Home sweet home… We humans like to feel like we are at home, like we belong somewhere special. There is a certain feeling of security, comfort, and belonging that comes with the feeling of being at home which nothing can compare to.

In fact, the feeling is so strong that this quite abstract sense of belonging often becomes a fundamental part of our being and identity.

In the Article “Ever since my mom died, I cry in H Mart” written by Michelle Zauner and published on August 20th, 2018 the author

Michelle Zauner explores and reminisces on some of the struggles and challenges of maintaining a sense of cultural identity as an immigrant’s child, while simultaneously grieving and coping with loss.

The article is written by a Korean-American woman who eloquently tells us about how she uses H Mart to revive her memories of both her deceased mother and the Korean cultural heritage that her mother represented to her.

Thus, the text touches on two topics, as it deals with both being an immigrant and dealing with loss. Michelle Zauner’s article “Ever since my mom died, I cry in H Mart” begins with Zauner introducing us to H Mart

which is a supermarket that specializes in selling Asian food. Zauner tells us that H Mart is the go-to place for Asian immigrants to go shopping when looking for specific ingredients or products that they would find at home, as it is the only place that sells them.

Zauner tells us about her relationship with her Korean mother and mentions in the article that her mother was her “access point for our Korean heritage”.

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