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Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier l Summary & Study Guide by BookRags

I feel like Ive taken a step back in time on this read. For a short time, I
could visualize Delft, Holland 1665 during the Dutch Golden Age within the
home of Johannes Vermeer. This is a micro look in the domestic happenings
in one home. I think as I listened ( narrated by Ruth Ann Phimister) and
being my older age, I saw much more than the two main characters, Vermeer and Griet. Noting this entire story is based mostly on silence. It was Griet
feeling his presence in the room or Vermeers looking at her in a doorway.
It was the grandmother also seeing that there is a new tension in the
home ...the young innocent wide eyed beautiful fresh flower of a maid. My point is, that the culture of the time is so well written. Catholics versus
Protestants in their daily lives. A gifted artist still not sure where the
next offer for a painting will come worries...or plague
worries. The subtle play was not only done on Vermeers paintings of domestic life but all through this story.

Well done Tracy Chevalier.
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The Girl With a Pearl Earring study guide contains a biography of Tracy major themes, a list of characters, and a full summary and analysis.

Girl With a Pearl Earring Summary

The Girl with a Pearl Earring is the story of Griet, a sixteen-year old girl who is hired by the famous painter, Vermeer, to clean his studio. The novel opens with Vermeer and his disheveled -wife, Catharina, visiting Griet's family to have a look at the girl they hope to hire. Griet has been cutting vegetables for the soup and has separated them by color in a wheel: turnips, carrots, leeks, red cabbage, and onion. She places the vegetables in this order because, she claims, otherwise the colors fight each other. Vermeer is intrigued by Griet's natural artistic interest and hires her on the spot. It is clear, even from this opening scene, that Vermeer and Griet have a connection and that Catharina is annoyed by it. Griet is forced into work when her father, a tile painter, loses his eyes in a kiln explosion and she needs to help her family raise money to eat.

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Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a historical novel written by Tracy Chevalier. Chevalier presents a fictional account of Vermeer, the model and the painting. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name and a play. Chevalier noted that the "ambiguous look" on the girl's face left a lasting impression on her. She describes the girl's expression "to be a mass of contradictions: innocent yet experienced, joyous yet tearful, full of longing and yet full of loss. Chevalier's research included reading the history of the period, studying the paintings of Vermeer and his peers, and spending several days in Delft. Sixteen-year-old Griet has to leave her family home in Delft in after her father is blinded in an accident.


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