The Story of the Lost Child - Old Age: 33-40 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 33, Elsa and Rino move in to Elena’s apartment, and it is difficult. He is a nice boy, but depresses Elena rather than makes her happy. And Elsa is defiant. Likewise, Lila is unsympathetic and suggests Elsa, not Rino, is the problem. Finally, Lila demands Rino return to her house, although she does it rudely in a way that embarrasses her son. Elena invites him back out of sympathy for him.

In Chapter 34, Rino does try to get along better and help keep the house clean. Elena decides to stop talking to Lila about it altogether. Lila and Enzo are fighting more often. Elena often hears them fight, Enzo explode, and Lila leave the house to wander the city for hours. One such night, the police arrive and take Enzo away in handcuffs.

During Chapter 35, Lila focuses her energies on...

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