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Freshwater: A Novel - Section 4, pages 139-184 Summary & Analysis

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The next section continues in Ashughara’s narration. Ashughara reveals that Ada had begun looking up her “symptoms” (140), for she suspected that the ogbanje may be an illness. This does not worry Ashughara, who says “eventually Ada would realize… she only needed us” (140). Ashughara then defends herself, but concedes it was “not surprising that Ada tried to kill [her]” because she “had dragged [Ada] through unprecedented filth in the name of protection” (141). Ashughara recounts a conversation between her and Ada in the marble room, in which Ada accuses her of hurting innocent people because it was “funny” (143). Ashughara then reminds Ada that they were once innocent when Soren hurt them and proceeds to overpower Ada.

Ashughara then prevents Ada from visiting therapists by giving her migraines, saying she needed Ada “to rely only on [her]” because that way, Ashughara could “take [Ada...

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