Troubling Love - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Elena Ferrante
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Delia returned to the cemetery when the coffin was in the ground and the hole was filled up. She said goodbye to her sisters, who wanted to leave quickly. Delia pointed out that her sisters did not keep in touch much and did not speak about anything important. Uncle Filippo did not invite Delia back to his house, even though she had been staying with him over the past few days. Delia was left alone to go back to Amalia’s apartment, pack up, and cancel the lease and utilities.

Delia reflected on her mother’s dialect that she heard people speaking in the streets. This was always a point of tension between Delia and Amalia. When Delia would visit her mother, Amalia would try to use Italian, but Delia would end up having to use her mother’s dialect. This dialect reminded Delia...

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