Henry James's intention is defined and demonstrated almost right through the narrative by the way Daisy's friends and acquaintances are both charmed and repelled by her behaviour.People who meet her are attracted by her freshness and candidness while at the same time they are confused and cannot accept her open flaunting of established norms of society.
The story follows Daisy as she travels through Europe and encounters a number of compatriots who have become in many ways more European than the real Europeans: These resettled Americans are intent on enforcing the morality and mores of established (and in at least some ways antiquated) European communities. After describing various literature relationships, the authors analyze literature based on two approaches; intrinsic and extrinsic approaches.
Daisy is herself not so much intent on violating these established ways of behaving as she is inured to them. [Read More] Daisy Miller and American Culture hat is a literary work? The intrinsic approach relates to factors such as meter and rhythm while the extrinsic approach relates to factors such as society and author.
The first evidence of this is clearly evident in Winterbourne's very first encounter with Daisy where he hesitates to open a conversation with her given his schooling of "In Geneva..a young man was not at liberty to speak to a young unmarried lady" (Part1. Yet, he is encouraged by the opportunity presented……
[Read More] Thus, what shocks him, like all men who suffer from a Madonna-hore complex, is that a seeming innocent like Daisy could so easily express her fondness for what she terms as her "intimate" gentlemen friends.
ould a nice girl - even allowing for her being a little American flirt - make a rendezvous with a presumably low-lived foreigner? 50-51) Of course, two other factors must be taken into consideration before conclusively determining whether interbourne did, in fact, possess a Madonna-hore complex. [Read More] Daisy Miller, the heroine he created in 1878 in a novelette by the same name, Henry James styled a protagonist who is both quintessentially American and absolutely feminine.
Indeed, beyond forwarding the action of the story itself, Daisy may also be seen as a device created by James to help his readers -- both American and European -- understand what it was to be a young American women in the decades just after the Civil War. In this work, the authors identify and describe various issues related to literary history, criticism, and theory. Removing #book# from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked pages associated with this title. How innocent is Daisy of the fact that she is being improper? We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your visiting.Daisy Miller In writing the story of "Daisy Miller," Henry James's intention was to point out the rigidity and hypocrisy of 19th century American and European society in not recognizing the difference between innocence and courage and wanton behaviour.The third topic was Culture, Aesthetics, and Morality. [Read More] Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane details the life and experiences of Henry Fleming, who encounters great conflict between overcoming his fear of war and death and becoming a glorious fighter for his country in the battlefield. This style is in stark contrast to the writing style of Mark Twain, despite the fact that both authors are examining the broader aspects of life through their individual characters.Published in the 19th century, Crane's novel evokes an idealist picture of nationalism, patriotism, and loyalty in America, especially in its war efforts. Twain and James also differ in the level of emotionality that is attached to their work.Indeed, interbourne's views on good girls and bad ones come through very clearly in the manner in which the narrator describes his frame of mind, when he is reflecting on Daisy's budding relationship with Giovanelli: "Nevertheless," interbourne said to himself, "A nice girl ought to know!" And then he came back to the dreadful question of whether this was in fact a nice girl."And got to thinking over our trip down the river; and I see Jim before me all the time: in the day and in the night-time, sometimes moonlight, sometimes storms, and we a-floating along, talking and singing and laughing. Scheiber, perhaps, found that a discussion of this would be appropriate to enable the reader of the novella understand the rationales behind the differences between the story's characters in terms of social relationship. First is the Introduction in which the encounters of Henry James with various scientific philosophers were told.Specifically on the theories of human variations, Scheiber discusses how theories of such were incorporated in the works of James.