Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay - Chapters 49-54 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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In Chapter 49, Elena realizes the power she possesses having the Pietro’s family connections at her disposal. She starts with getting Lila’s back wages—she starts with Bruno himself, calling him and demanding he pay Lila or she’ll go to the newspaper. The editor of the Naples paper is happy to take Elena’s article on Bruno’s factory, but he also makes it clear that he is doing so because of her connections.

In Chapter 50, Elena accomplishes many things. She writes the article for the paper, she talks to a lawyer about Lila’s back pay, and she gets her friend an appointment with a cardiologist. She also gets Pietro’s computer friend to agree to talk to Enzo.

In Chapter 51, Elena takes Lila to see a cardiologist friend of Adele’s; she takes every care to put forth a...

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