Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories - “Girl in Blue with Brown Bag” Summary & Analysis

Edith Pearlman
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Summary

In the story “Girl in Blue with Brown Bag,” a high school student from Russia studying American history made a tutoring arrangement with a former senator who lived next door to her. When Louanne, the student, learned that her tutor enjoyed art, she stole a painting from the home of a corrupt lawyer whom she tutored in the Russian language. Francis first hung the painting in his apartment but soon told Louanne he could not keep it. He devised a plan for them to sneak the painting into the museum where he served as a trustee so it could be found years later and seen as an anonymous donation.

Analysis

Loyalty is a theme in “Girl in Blue with Brown Bag." The story tells about an unusual friendship between a young girl, who is just learning about American history...

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