The Miniaturist - "Daughters," "A Closing Door" Summary & Analysis

Jessie Burton
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In “Daughters,” Nella is both shocked and relieved to have seen the miniaturist, as it means she has not been arrested at Frans said. Nella rushes to the Kalverstraat in search of the miniaturist. She finds the workshop is vacant, and that the sign of the sun that once hung over the door has been removed. All that remains of the sign is “for a Toy” (342). The door hangs open, and Nella goes inside. She finds the house has been completely vacated, save for a worktable on the second floor that contains “a world” (343). Nella finds furniture and figures representing many Amsterdammers. She also finds a version of her home that fits in “the center of her fist” (344). Also on the table is a stack of letters with requests and grievances from women all across the city, including herself. In the...

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