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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