The Question and Answer section for Girl With a Pearl Earring is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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The price of Griet’s new life has been giving up fantasies of the life she might lead. Griet knows the pearls are inappropriate and useless for the person who she is now, and she is no longer interested in playing at fantasies of being someone...
Griet feared the size of the house because she was retained as a maid.... the bigger the house..... the mork work to be done.