Henry James’ Daisy Miller,

Henry James’ Daisy Miller,

construct a 1-2 page (250-500 word) typed response. It is not a formal essay but it should demonstrate your knowledge of the readings and the relationships between the texts we are discussing. Make sure that you go beyond plot summary to make an argument about the relationships between the texts, their specific details.

How does Henry James’ Daisy Miller, the character and text, experiment with ideas about American and European cultures and individuals during the Victorian era? How are Americans and Europeans represented in the text? You might focus on questions of nationality, customs, and social mores, or focus on ideas about gender, what this “new woman” represents for the time.