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Girl with a Pearl Earring Essay

Summary: Reviews the novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier. Provides a plot summary and critique of the author's premise.
Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier, took place in Dreft, Holland. It is based on Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring painting, and how the author thinks the painting was created in 1665.

It all started when Griet's father became blinded from a kiln explosion. Soon after Griet had to find work to help and support her family. She then found work as a maid in the house of the famous painter Johannes Vermeer. Even though Griet was a Protestant and the household was Catholic, she had to find a place in the chaotic home, all the way from Vermeer's jealous wife Catharina to one of his many children Cornelia. She was not like the other maid, Tanneke; Griet was very calm and well mannered. She attracted her master's attention so she started to help him in his studio by doing things like mixing color to...

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