The Danish Girl - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

David Ebershoff
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Chapter 1

The story begins in Copenhagen, during the year 1925. Einar is working on a painting when his wife, Greta, asks him for help with one of her paintings. Greta had been painting a woman, Anna, but she has called to say that she would not be coming in because she is too busy. Greta needs to finish the legs, so she asks Einar to dress up as Anna. Einar is hesitant at first, but Greta convinces him to do it. He puts on a pair of stockings and Anna’s shoes, and eventually puts on her dress. He feels surprisingly comfortable and at peace with the clothing. He’s humiliated when Anna shows up and she and Greta laugh at his appearance, with Greta remarking that they should call him Lili.

Chapter 2

This chapter opens with Greta thinking back to her childhood. Her...

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