My Brilliant Friend - Adolescence: 49-54 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 49, Elena's summer is wrapped up in her job taking the little girls to the beach, and having Antonio as a boyfriend. She experiments with him sexually, mainly because she wants to keep up with what Lila may be doing with Stefano, but also because she remembered a shameful bit of pleasant feeling the night Donato Saratorre assaulted her. One day at the beach she sees Lila and Stefano. Lila tells Elena that she loves Stefano very much, more than anyone except her. At the end of the day, Antonio insinuates that Stefano and Lila throw their money around, and that he and Elena are 'more refined.'

In Chapter 50, Elena realizes that while she originally saw Antonio as a placeholder, she's actually growing fond of him. But by the end of the summer she feels she must end it with him...

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