Please Look After Mom - Part 1, Nobody Knows, Section 2, p. 33 - 59 Summary & Analysis

Shin Kyung-sook
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Part 1, Nobody Knows, Section 2, p. 33 - 59 Summary

Taking with her the Braille books, the narrator visits first a fish market (where she buys some fresh octopus) and then a beach. There, she recalls being taught to read by her second-eldest brother who, under Mom's orders, also made sure she didn't use her left hand, which she was naturally included to use. This leads her to recalling how Mom and Father fought over sending her to school, how Mom sold her wedding ring and took on extra jobs to pay the fees. Narration then returns to the visit home that began in the previous section, with the narrator describing how she and Mom cooked the octopus for breakfast. Preparing the octopus leads her (the narrator) to recall how some of her mother's cooking habits troubled her sister-in-law, particularly when it came...

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