Girl With A Pearl Earring Characters

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Griet

a sixteen-year old girl working as a servant in the Vermeer household, is the protagonist and narrator in the novel.

Johannes Vermeer

a Dutch painter.

Catharina Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer's wife.

Maria Thins

Catharina's Mother

Tanneke

the Vermeers' other older household servant who initially guides Griet through her duties.

Maertge

Vermeer's eldest daughter who befriends Griet.

Cornelia

the Vermeer's second daughter who antagonizes Griet throughout her stay

Pieter

the butcher's son who is in love with Griet

van Ruijven

a patron of Vermeer who molests maids. His eye is caught by Griet, and he requests a portrait of her

Agnes

Griet's 10-year-old sister who dies of the plague.

Father

is a blind tile-painter

Frans

Griet's older brother that works at a tile factory as an apprentice

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