The Birth of Venus - Part 1: Chapters 3-6 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Dunant
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Part 1: Chapters 3-6 Summary

In chapter 3, Alessandra's mother warns her that her father has begun looking for a husband for her. Alessandra balks at the idea of marriage. The conversation then turns to Alessandra's art, something that her mother warns Alessandra is not appropriate for a woman even as she shows some pride in her daughter's work. Alessandra's mother promises to attempt to stall the search for a husband, but assures Alessandra that a marriage will one day take place. Not only this, but that it will most likely not be a husband who will understand Alessandra's desire to create art.

In chapter 4, Alessandra retires early to her bedroom in order to work on a drawing of the Annunciation. As Alessandra works she becomes frustrated by her lack of knowledge. Erila, Alessandra's servant, comes into the room to clean Alessandra's hands. As she...

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