The Birth of Venus - Part 1: Chapters 15-19 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Dunant
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Part 1: Chapters 15-19 Summary

In chapter 15, plans for Alessandra's wedding are rushed because of the invading army. A few days before she is to be married, Alessandra goes to see the painter in the chapel because he has failed to tell her what he thinks of her drawings. Alessandra and Erila have to wait while the painter finishes gridding the roof for his frescos. Alessandra pushes the painter into agreeing to meet with her in two days time.

In chapter 16, Alessandra sneaks out of the house after everyone has gone to sleep, determined to experience a moment of freedom before her marriage. Alessandra does not make it far before a chance meeting with a monk and the passing of two drunks frightens her into returning home. In the yard of her family palazzo, Alessandra meets the painter sneaking back from a mysterious outing...

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