The Miniaturist - "Study," "Steps," "Boom And Bloom" Summary & Analysis

Jessie Burton
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Johannes and Nella are on their way back home in “Study.” Nella inquires about Johannes’s wealth, and he describes to her that his money is untouchable and changeable like “moisture” (94). Just as Nella is about to tell Johannes of the miniaturist and their strange creations, she sees he is asleep. Back at the house, Nella is jealous of Johannes’s unwavering affection for his dogs, and attempts to make hints that they should be together intimately. Johannes is oblivious and retreats to his study. Nella waits outside the door, and when she feels something brush against her skirt, she is scared and bangs on his door. When Johannes lets her in, Nella is surprised by the warmth and coziness of the study. She becomes very forward in her physical advances towards Johannes. They kiss, and Nella puts her hand...

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