An Unnecessary Woman - Pages 125-147 Summary & Analysis

Rabih Alameddine
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Aaliya describes herself as being different from Hannah as she didn’t fantasize about love but instead about having a career. She believed that being a secretary would be an ideal job for her. As she thinks back over her childhood, she wonders if she didn’t dream of having a husband but decide to block that part of her childhood out because her one short marriage had been so unhappy.

Aaliya strays from Hannah’s story by stating that she does not agree with some critics who say that a reader will remember only a series of images from the novels they read. She argues if this were so, people should take photographs instead of writing. One image that she does admit has been ingrained into her memory is that of a man wearing grey silk lenses in his glasses to make...

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