The Story of the Lost Child - Maturity: Chapters 105-110 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 105, Lila becomes spiteful and difficult. She criticizes Elena’s parenting and insists that Imma has problems—she feels fatherless and Elena is gone too much. Upon reflection Elena does find that Imma is very submissive; also that she seeks out paternal attention at every opportunity.

Chapter 106 finds Elena writing to Nino and begging him to take more interest in his daughter. It takes a while for him to respond, and in the meantime Elena calls his wife Eleanora and inquires after him. Eleanora reports that her children have not seen him in months - he does as he pleases. Eventually, Nino calls Elena and makes a plan to come for Sunday lunch.

In Chapter 107, despite the fact that Elena asks Lila to keep away from the house when Nino comes, Tina arrives early, looking perfect. It is a chaotic morning...

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