The Question and Answer section for Girl With a Pearl Earring is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Griet feared the size of the house because she was retained as a maid.... the bigger the house..... the mork work to be done.
Girl With a Pearl Earring is set in the Netherlands, specifically, the city of Delft in Southern Holland. The actions takes place during the 17th Century.
Cornelia does not like Griet's presence in their home. She does not like the relationship she perceives between Griet and her father, and thus, sets about trying get Griet into trouble and thrown out of their home. Cornelia steals items and plants...