The Days of Abandonment Quotes

Elena Ferrante
This Study Guide consists of approximately 49 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Days of Abandonment.
This section contains 851 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Days of Abandonment Study Guide

Compress pain, eliminate the possibility of the strident gesture, the strident voice. Take note: he has changed his thoughts, changed rooms, run to bury himself in another flesh. Don’t act like the poverella, don’t be consumed by tears. Don't be like the women destroyed in a famous book of your adolescence.”
-- Olga (chapter 3)

Importance: Here Olga states her philosophy of emotional restraint, which she believes will be the way to succeed getting her husband back. It also indicates the desire to preserve her image of strength.

I wanted to be different, I wanted to write stories about women with resources, women of invincible words, not a manual for the abandoned wife with her lost love at the top of her thoughts. I was young. I had pretensions. I didn’t like the impenetrable page, like a lowered blind. I liked light, air between the slats. I wanted to write stories full...
-- Olga (chapter 3)

(read more)

This section contains 851 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Days of Abandonment Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Days of Abandonment from BookRags. (c)2017 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook