Freedom (novel) - “Mistakes Were Made:” Chapter 4: Six Years Summary & Analysis

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This chapter acts as a physical continuation (six years later) of the previous chapters of Patty’s memoir, “Mistakes Were Made.” Patty, in third person, explains to the reader that her relationship with Richard did not last long, as every time she had sex with Richard, she thought about the last time she had sex with Walter. It is also mentioned that Patty and Richard were never meant to last, as they would always just end up disappointing each other. During this time, Patty began to feel bad that she wished Lalitha dead, because if she was alive, Walter could tire of her and eventually go back to Patty. After Lalitha’s death, Patty attempted to write a condolences note to Walter, but could never find the words.

The narrator then goes onto explain what occurred during the six...

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