Tulip Fever - Chapters 19-22 Summary & Analysis

Deborah Moggach
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In Chapter 19, after the second love-making session, Sophia asks Jan if he believes God has turned His face away from them. Jan questions why God would not want them to be happy. When Jan pretends the wine they are drinking is the blood of Christ, Sophia tells him that he is committing a sin. Jan is angered and tells her the sin comes from her having to be married to an old man like Cornelis. She lies and tells Jan that Cornelis does not really have her because she feels most alive in Jan's studio. When she spots a print of the painting "Day of Judgement," she asks Jan to turn that painting over. Jan tears it off the wall, and they have sex one more time before she leaves.

In Chapter 20, Willem wanders until he finds a tavern. Inside, Willem confides in...

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