Freshwater: A Novel - Section 5, pages 184-226 Summary & Analysis

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This section begins with the We’s narrative voice. The We say Ashughara was a “fool for what she tried [with Ada’s suicide],” going on to explain that life does not belong to us to take” (184). The We then report how at a club, they met a “gentle strange [man],” who “hurt them so perfectly” (186). After spending the night together, they never see the man again, and the We call him a “beautiful blip in the crazed timeline of embodiment” (186). The We then explain how they had Ada get a mastectomy because they wanted to be “a fine balance” between masculine and feminine (187). The We explain that Ada’s body was “[theirs]” and that as a daughter of Ala, the python, Ada must “continue [her] timeline” undergoing “the necessity of molting” (189). The We are pleased to discover that the human world...

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