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One of the many popular definitions of realism in literature explains the genre the following way: a literary movement that represents reality by portraying mundane, everyday experiences as they...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2020 4:45 am UTC

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The novel critiques the provincialism of Daisy Miller's home in Schenectady, New York, and her lack of education. The Millers, too, are critiqued both by the Europeans and their rigid American...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020 4:14 pm UTC

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The name Daisy Miller is not intended to be symbolic but rather to help characterize the heroine of the novel as a simple, naive young American girl who is visiting Old Europe for the first time in...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2015 9:42 pm UTC

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This passage occurs at the very end of the novella. Winterbourne has been thinking of Daisy often since she died. When he sees his aunt, Mrs. Costello, the next summer, he mentions the message that...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2019 3:29 am UTC

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A chief social issue in Henry James’ novella Daisy Miller is the social interaction between young men and women. Daisy violates European social convention by speaking to men who have not been...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2020 1:46 pm UTC

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A key idea in Daisy Miller is culture clash. As a free-spirited American from New York, Daisy finds European class distinctions difficult to comprehend, as she does the restrictions on...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2019 2:29 pm UTC

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The incident that triggered "Daisy Miller" was a story James heard about a young American socialite, travelling in Italy, who fell for an Italian of uncertain social standing. So the impetus behind...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2017 10:39 am UTC

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Henry James is often considered a master of nuance in fiction. He rarely shows readers just one side of a question, but rather displays fully rounded characters in all their complexity. Thus, the...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2018 12:06 am UTC

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Three things stand out that mark Daisy Miller as being written in accord with the Realist movement. Realism began as a reaction against the idealism, romanticism, emotionalism and supernaturalism...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013 5:18 pm UTC

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In Daisy Miller Henry James depicts a woman whose behavior and attitudes conflict with society's expectations of her. But one must ask how much of this conflict exists chiefly in the perception of...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2020 9:47 pm UTC

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Daisy Buchanan is not innocent, but she makes every effort to appear innocent. In fact, Daisy Buchanan is downright guilty, even murderous. After committing a fatal hit and run, she sacrifices...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2011 10:01 am UTC

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Your question is a little difficult to understand since there are myriad literary devices and more than half-a-dozen literary elements [literary elements are one of two kinds of literary device:...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013 8:47 pm UTC

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Daisy's innocence can be characterized as being non-judgemental of others or experiences in life. She was innocent of prejudice and did not want strict social standards to rule her life. It is in...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2008 4:09 pm UTC

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I think that there are some distinct traces of Romanticism in James's novella. One such remnant would be the work's depiction of social conventions. Romanticism was a movement predicated on the...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2015 9:35 pm UTC

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Daisy Miller is a novella by Henry James that was first published in Cornhill Magazine in June–July 1878. James himself was an American writer who had moved to London in 1869 and then to Paris in...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2019 9:56 pm UTC

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It's very difficult to know what Mr. Giovanelli "expects" from Daisy Miller in Henry James's novella. This is because the story is told from the perspective of Winterbourne, who is an unreliable...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2019 2:55 pm UTC

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The setting of this story in the cities of Geneva and Rome is important for a number of reasons. Geneva is important because it was the birthplace of Calvinism, which is of course the Protestant...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012 2:10 pm UTC

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Henry James issues the reader a direct challenge to determine Daisy Miller's system of values, or value system, in Chapter 1 of Daisy Miller, when Winterbourne, upon first seeing Daisy in the...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2010 12:33 am UTC

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In fact, Winterbourne, who is symbolically born of the winter with a cold responsiveness, does not learn anything from his closeness to Daisy in Henry James' novella Daisy Miller. He proceeds...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2010 5:51 am UTC

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The story of Daisy Miller is above all one of warning. The way in which Daisy Miller stubbornly refuses to heed the advice and repeated warnings she is given about her impropriety of spending time...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011 7:52 pm UTC

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Daisy's relationships with the two men are both shallow. With Winterbourne, she has a connection of being Americans in a foreign locale. However, he is also more of a protector and does not want...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2008 3:33 am UTC

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Manners and etiquette are the main anchor that develops the theme of the short story Daisy Miller by Henry James. Society has many different ways to evaluate behavior and at times has gone out of...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2011 2:25 am UTC

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Winterbourne, a character described as "addicted to observing and analyzing" the opposite sex, is actually more judgmental than observant, or analytical, as he likes to presume. If he were...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2012 4:24 pm UTC

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Daisy Miller is a young woman who embraces life with full vigor and curiosity. She responds to the world around her through her senses, her feelings. She does not consult convention or tradition...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2008 6:14 am UTC

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Mrs. Walker, who is purposefully driving around the Pincio in the late afternoon during the promenade hour on intentionally to find Daisy, pursues her, in a loose sense, to lend respectability to...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013 10:18 pm UTC

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"Pray what is it that happens--here, for instance?" Winterbourne demanded. "The girl goes about alone with her foreigners. As to what happens further, you must apply elsewhere for information....

Latest answer posted September 26, 2010 9:23 am UTC

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In Daisy Miller by Henry James, Randolph represents the untamed nature of the American opportunity. He represents this because he is unrestrained, imaginative, outspoken, uninhibited, energetic,...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2010 8:14 am UTC

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The conflict in this excellent and popular novells is one that James develops elsewhere in his various novels: the clash of culture between Americans who have been established in Europe for so long...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2013 5:33 am UTC

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Henry James’s Daisy Miller can be read as a detective story. In such a context, Frederick Winterbourne would be cast in the role of the detective, and Daisy would play the role of the suspect that...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2021 6:50 pm UTC

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I'm not sure I would ever describe Daisy Miller as "evil," but she certainly is a character whose behavior often comes across as unrefined, crass, or "wanting in a certain indispensable delicacy,"...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020 3:18 pm UTC

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If I understand your question correctly, you're asking if there was a specific readership to whom James directed Daisy Miller, people who would be especially understanding of or sympathetic to the...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2020 4:18 am UTC

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Appropriately named, the cold and calculating character of Winterbourne is the epitome of what, in the 21st century, we would call a kind of "hipster". He has designed his life to play the part of...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2015 8:35 pm UTC

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I'm not certain which episode of the novel you are alluding to; the only scene I can think of is the references to the flowers Giovanelli always has in his buttonhole, including an "almond...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2019 3:41 am UTC

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Various similarities exist between Daisy, the central character of Henry James’s novel Daisy Miller, and Fleur Pillager, the central character in Lousie Erdrich’s short story “Fleur.” Among those...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 8:50 pm UTC

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The key element that causes Daisy Miller to be shunned by respectable society in this excellent novella is the low social class she occupies. Note how in Chapter Two, Mrs. Costello points towards...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2011 7:35 pm UTC

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Daisy Miller by Henry James does not really portray America, per se. The entire novella is set in Europe. The main "American" characters represent a small subset of Americans of British descent...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2020 5:41 pm UTC

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Winterbourne is never evil. One cannot imagine him being energetic or decisive enough for that. However, in this passage he does think rather severely of Daisy, though, typically, he allows several...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020 12:37 pm UTC

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Your question is a little unclear. I don't think there are any references to daisies except for the name of the main character, Daisy Miller. Perhaps you mean to ask if her name has any symbolic...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2009 11:59 pm UTC

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I would advise you to first go to your school/university library, or obtain access to remote access to the databases. Most schools have subscriptions to the journals that would allow you to access...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2007 12:44 am UTC

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Daisy Miller is an independent character that chooses to ignore the social customs that limit her. In a sense, she is ignorant to the ways in which established society expects her to behave. Daisy...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2009 11:13 am UTC

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The theme of innocence is treated in a variety of ways in Henry James's Daisy Miller. However, the focal consideration that James gives to innocence, comes in the form of the social awkwardness...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2012 11:10 pm UTC

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I do not think it can be said that Winterbourne of Henry James's Daisy Miller has "money but no class." On the contrary, he is the product of a particular kind of American family that has enough...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2018 7:48 am UTC

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Neither of these phrases seems like an entirely accurate description of Winterbourne, but faced with a straight choice between the two, one would certainly be compelled to choose the first. This is...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2020 7:28 am UTC

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The answer to this question can be found towards the beginning of the book as Winterbourne first gets to know the intriguing character of Daisy Miller. From where they are, they can clearly see the...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2011 5:07 am UTC

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It would be quite wrong to call Winterbourne's thoughts here (or anywhere else) evil, and even to regard them as particularly negative seems somewhat severe. What Henry James is really showing is...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020 11:59 am UTC

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I wouldn't go so far as to say that the above excerpt shows the existence of evil traits in Daisy Miller's character. On the face of it, though, her reaction to Winterbourne's concern for her...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020 4:54 pm UTC

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One way in which tension is caused between two cultures with different ways in "Daisy Miller" is seen in Daisy's behavior and the reaction it engenders. Daisy, an American in a family holding new...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2010 2:39 am UTC

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In Henry Miller’s novella Daisy Miller, Daisy and Winterbourne had become acquainted in Switzerland. Winterbourne had already been acquainted with Mrs. Walker in Geneva. Before Daisy and her family...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2021 10:13 pm UTC

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For the most part, social class is a constructed system that is maintained through generations, eventually becoming natural in essence. Any single individual can break through the repetitive cycle...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2019 8:09 pm UTC

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Daisy Miller, by Henry James, has no great adventure that occurs to the main characters. It is unlike H. Rider Haggard's 19th century romance novels in which great events transpire. The events in...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2013 11:02 pm UTC

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