Girl In The Hyacinlth Blue Analysis

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Susan Vreeland’s Girl In The Hyacinth Blue follows the journey of a fictional painting by J. Vermeer over several centuries and tells the stories and appreciation each family has towards the painting. As the stories proceed, the influence the picture gives on the essence of their lives is descriptively illustrated and shows the various ways the artwork is interpreted by each individual. Vreeland starts off in present-day America and ends in the 17 century Netherlands, which shows the reader the history of the painting and reveals the truth behind the portrait of a young girl.
In this review written by Cristina Deptula, she wrote a small summary on each story and then breaks down her perspective of the book by categorizing it by three different topics. The first being “Best part of the story, including ending”. In this short explanation she expresses how much she loves the way each chapter is connected to one another not just by the painting, but through a common theme and design or pattern, like the way Vreeland illustrates the appreciation of the artist's skill, identifying the people with the painting, and how they need beauty to enhance their lives. The second topic is “Best scene in story”. Deptula explains her favorite is “Morningshine” because she believes Vreeland did a very great job of communicating why the miniature of the young women meant so much to her. Finally, her last
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In all stories, the painting makes a huge impact on each woman's life. Two examples are, in “Hyacinth Blues”, Claudie hates all things Dutch except the girl in the painting because she sees hope in the young girl that she wishes she had. Also, Stijn’s wife Saskia loves the girl because she symbolizes a type of love that is unattainable for people who work in the fields. In the end, each woman is forced to sell the painting so they can
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