Essay Topic 1
What role do social and class differences play in creating a divide between some of the characters? How do these differences in class and social status create conflict? How do these differences lead to character development?
Essay Topic 2
What role does the value of art play in Girl with a Pearl Earring? Which characters value art? How can the reader tell?
Essay Topic 3
What is Griet's first impression of the Vermeers? How does the couple live up to Griet's expectation? How does Griet's first impression differ from the reader's? What are the reasons for these differences?
Essay Topic 4
How does the Vermeer family background affect Griet? How does the background of the family influence Griet to behave in certain ways?
Essay Topic 5
Describe the role that one specific art piece in Girl with a Pearl Earring plays in the novel. For example, you may choose to...
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