Girl In Hyacinth Blue Analysis

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Symbolism was seen throughout the texts Girl in Hyacinth Blue and The Things They Carried. The Vermeer painting was a symbol for each person or people in every chapter that came into contact with it. For example in chapter 4 titled Hyacinth Blues of Girl in Hyacinth Blue, the painting was a symbol of freedom for Claudine. Claudine expressed “betrayal-his or mine, it didn’t matter-freed me (Vreeland 104).” She had been cheating on her husband for a while and when she had gotten caught, she sold the painting to get to Paris and start a new life. In the first story, the painting was a symbol of guilt. Cornelius had found out his father had stolen the painting from a family that was Jewish before he sent them away and killed a little boy while
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