The Miniaturist - "Delivery," "Barge," "Marriage Parties" Summary & Analysis

Jessie Burton
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In “Delivery,” three days have passed and Nella is home alone, save for Otto in the garden. Someone knocks on the door, and Nella answers to find a tall, strapping man with a delivery for her. Suddenly, Johannes appears behind Nella at the door and demands to know who is calling. The delivery man introduces himself as Jack Philips, from Bermondsey. When Jack is dismissed, Johannes wants to know what Nella had delivered. He is pleased to learn it is items from the miniaturist, but shows no more interest before returning to his study.

Back in her room, Nella opens the package to find a paper that proclaims “Every woman is the architect of her own fortune” (70). Inside the paper are the items she ordered: the lute, marriage chalice, and marzipan are stunning and finely crafted. Additionally, the miniaturist has sent...

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