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Daisy Miller
Daisy Miller
Daisy Miller by Henry James o Why does James shift his setting from Switzerland to Italy? -By taking his characters and the reader to Rome, Italy, we learn that the aunt’s, Mrs. Costello, view and opinion of Daisy’s behavior and actions are continental. Also by moving to Italy, it was easier for James to create a new acquaintance for Daisy, in the form of a typical “Latin lover.” And the Italian society was perfect for Daisy to unfold her natural liveliness. o What is the purpose of having a nar
Miss Daisys Innocence
Miss Daisys Innocence
Miss Daisy’s Innocence In his novella, Daisy Miller, the author, Henry James, introduces a young American girl that causes turmoil in the American society in Europe. The story first takes place in the city of Vevay, Switzerland, where many Americans had lived during this time period. Here Daisy first meets Frederick Winterbourne. This is also the setting where Daisy’s innocence is first being questioned by the American/European society, in form of Mrs. Costello, Winterbourne’s aunt. Mrs. Costel
Tainted Innocence
Tainted Innocence
Tainted Innocence Many times when people are in a foreign place, it is hard for them to adapt to its people, customs, and conditions. It takes much time, the influence of others, and the desire to acclimate in order to eventually fit in. Daisy Miller, a young, pretty, naïve American girl experiences much difficulty in her attempt to acclimate to society. Her flirtatious, misleading personality, refusal to follow societal customs, and stubborn naivete make it impossible for her to acclimate to s