Tulip Fever - Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

Deborah Moggach
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In Chapter 5, Cornelis comments how often they have been having fish for dinner. He suggests that Sophia prepare pork for their next dinner or they will turn into fish. Cornelis does not notice that Sophia is not eating. She tells Cornelis she does not want the painter to come back into their house. At first, she tries to tell Cornelis she believes the painting is a way for them to indulge their vanity. He does not agree with he reasoning. However, when she tells him that she does not like the man, he agrees that he will find a new painter, even though it may delay their portrait.

That evening, Sophia does not sit with Cornelis like she usually does. She goes to bed early claiming that she has a headache. He wonders if she is missing her family and if she is...

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