The Story of the Lost Child - Old Age: 41-48 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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During Chapter 41, Nino languishes in jail and Lila spends the bulk of her time with Imma. She takes her all over Naples, while also writing a very large and important project.

In Chapter 42, Imma repeats and discusses the various histories of Naples that Lila teaches her. She shares that the city is cyclical and things always turn around again. Elena stresses that people should still try to do good work to make things better. Imma asks if Nino will return to Parliament. Elena says she doubts it, but that Imma can love him whether or not he is an important person.

In Chapter 43, Nino emerges from the charges against him, and begins to write again. In 1994 he regains his seat in Parliament. Imma tells Elena that she cannot “see the future the way Aunt Lina does.”

During Chapter 44, Elena tries to get...

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