April 2nd, 2013
In author Henry James short story "Daisy Miller", he takes us on a journey where a young American girl named Daisy Miller takes a trip to Europe with both her mother and brother. While traveling, Daisy meets a rich young man named Winterbourne, who is extremely interested in Daisy. Her free spirit and the fact that she is less "cultivated" than most of the girls he's met before is what attracts him most to Daisy. The main character, Daisy, from upstate New York is known for her mixture of traits. You could categorize her as someone who is free spirited and an independent young women, but on the other hand, can be seen as shallow and ignorant because of the way she ignores all of the warnings her family/aunt gives her throughout the story. Daisy is similar to other young female characters we've read over the course of the class because of the way she uses flirting as her charm in order to make herself the center of attention. It is apparent that she isn't extremely gifted when it comes to her looks or personality, and Daisy seems to be quite aware of that, therefore she just uses flirting to make herself seem desirable.
Shortly after meeting Wintebourne, Daisy tells him that she is interested in visiting the famous Chillon Castle, and wants to go with him. Winterbourne is shocked by this
because he knows they will be going there alone. Daisy then tells her family's courier, Eugenio, about her plan. Eugino seems discouraged by this idea and gives Winterbourne a look of disapproval about this idea. It is unknown why Eugino gives this look to Winterbourne, but you could conclude it is probably because Daisy tends to do this a lot with men she doesn't know to well. This doesn't seem to stop Winterbourne though. Winterbourne is constantly getting told to stay away but nothing stops him. Mr. Costello...
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