The Miniaturist - Part Two: November 1686: "Inside Out," "Decisions," "Tales" Summary & Analysis

Jessie Burton
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"Part Two: November 1686” begins with “Inside Out.” In this chapter, Nella wakes up to find Marin sitting on the edge of her bed. It has been seven days since Nella saw Johannes with Jack Philips. Nella has spent every day since in her room, with Marin coming to visit her each morning. On this morning, Nella admits to Marin what she has seen and claims Johannes is “a sodomite” (145). Marin’s reaction is unsurprised and Nella realizes, with anger, that Marin has known of her brother’s sexuality the whole time. Nella accuses Marin of being a conspirator in her unhappiness. Marin, distressed, says that Nella should be grateful for her situation. Nella realizes that Marin is worried Nella will tell the burgomasters of Johannes’s homosexuality. Still, Nella is devastated she will never be a “proper woman...

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