The Story of a New Name Quotes

Elena Ferrante
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If I want something, I just have to act like a little whore.
-- Lila (chapter 33 paragraph 4)

Importance: Elena asks Lila how she got Stefano to allow her to go to the party and how she managed to get him to agree to drive them to the party, This quote is Lila's answer. It is accompanied by a look of revulsion and self-disgust. By this point in the marriage Lila has learned how to work Stefano, and she cannot stand it.

"Lila, Lila: she wanted to exceed and and with her excesses make us all suffer.
-- Elena (chapter 38 paragraph 4)

Importance: Lila is a force of nature; all of the characters recognize this. In her drive to control and manage, she crashes into everyone around her like a moving planet. Her path to what she has set her eyes on knocks people over in the process.

"What should I understand, Lila? You're the lucky ones, who are married."-
-- Elena (chapter 47 paragraph 2)

Importance: Although...

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