The headline of Michelle Zauner’s article “Ever since my mom died, I cry in H Mart”, initially suggests that the article will deal with grief. We know from the start that the writer’s mother is dead and that she is still grieving. However, the title also stirs some curiosity, as the writer mentions she usually cries in a supermarket. The readers can guess from the beginning that the writer associates this place with her mother. 

Zanuer begins her article by explaining what H Mart is (l. 1) and how she associates H Mart with her mother and with the Korean side of her identity. This association is maintained throughout the text, as Zauner mentions how her mother expressed her love through the Korean food she made: “I could always feel her affection radiating from the lunches she packed and the meals she prepared for me just the way I liked them”...

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