The Woman Upstairs - Part 1, Chapter 13, Part 2, chapters 1-2 (80-120) Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 13

Nora says that Reza is attacked again by bullies in a snowball fight. One of the snowballs was packed with rocks. He is cut near the eye and needs stitches. Nora says that she will take him to the hospital. She calls Sirena, and holds Reza while he receives stitches. This incident shakes Sirena and Skandar, making them aware of their outsider status in America. It also makes them anxious to return home. Reza doesn’t come to school for the next two days, and Nora is not sure whether they will come back. Sirena had told Nora that she was a true friend at the hospital, but Nora is not quick to believe in their friendship. She still sees herself as a school teacher and studio co-renter,. She does not believe in their friendship entirely.

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