Daisy Miller Essays (Examples)

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Henry James Scheiber Andrew J Embedded Narratives

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Henry James

Scheiber, Andrew J. Embedded Narratives of Science and Culture in James's 'Daisy Miller'. College Literature 21.2 (1994): 75-88.

In this article, Andrew Scheiber explores the scientific concepts that lie in the social relationship of the story's characters. 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.

Scheiber discusses 4 subtopics in the article. 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. The second topic was Winterbourne as Scientific Historian. Here, Winterbourne's nature of categorizing his subjects, such as the observations he inferred about Daisy, was explained. The third topic was Culture, Aesthetics, and Morality. It…… [Read More]

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Barnett, Louise K. Jamesian Feminism: Women in 'Daisy Miller'.

Studies in Short Fiction 16.4 (1979): 281-284.

Childress, Ron. James's Daisy Miller.

Explicator 44.2 (1986): 24-25.
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Look at Specific Works in American Literature

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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. Published in the 19th century, Crane's novel evokes an idealist picture of nationalism, patriotism, and loyalty in America, especially in its war efforts. Fleming's character can be considered as the epitome of an individual who experiences internal conflict between following his heart or mind. Henry's mind tells him that he should give up fighting in the war because it only results to numerous deaths, wherein soldiers fighting for their country end up getting wounded, or worse, killed. However, eventually, as he was overcome with guilt over his cowardice and fear of death and war, Henry followed his mother's advice, following his heart. By being true to himself, he won and survived the…… [Read More]

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Human Nature Explored in Henry

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interbourne is no doubt attracted to Daisy and is proud to be seen with her on the way to the Chillon. He simply cannot allow himself to be with her because he is too concerned with what others might be thinking. For example, he considers what others are thinking as they look at her "hard" (111) but is overcome with "satisfaction in his pretty companion's distinguished air" (111). However, interbourne cannot completely escape his social training, which is illustrated in his concern over the prospect that Daisy might "talk loud" (111) or "laugh overmuch" (111). Here we see that interbourne cannot relax and enjoy the company of this girl that seems to attract so much undesired attention. interbourne also has outside influences working against him in the area of snobbery. His aunt wastes no time telling him that she disapproves of Daisy, believing her to be "dreadful" (124) and that…… [Read More]

Works Cited

James, Henry. Daisy Miller. The Great Short Novels of Henry James. New York: Dial Press.

1944.

McEwen, Fred B. Henry James Critical Survey of Long Fiction. GALE Resource Database. Site Accessed April 08, 2009.

Scheiber, Andrew. "Embedded Narratives of Science and Culture in James's Daisy Miller."
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Realist Henry James Henry James Stands Alone

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Realist, Henry James

Henry James stands alone among nineteenth-century United States writers. He is known primarily as a realist novel writer, though his novels and short stories include a wide variety of definitions. According to Paul Lauter, James was the first writer in English to see the "high artistic potential of the novel as a form" (Lauter 548). His fiction has attracted many sophisticated readers who regard him as a master craftsman. James is able offer valuable insights into the human psyche, often enhanced with subtly and woven with delicate strands that often unravel a deeper truth.

Henry James explained that the most important definition of the novel is something that represent a "personal and direct impression of life" (Lauter 548). He felt that the overall success of a novel depended on the impression it made on the reader and how well it dealt with the human experience in all…… [Read More]

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James, Henry. "The Portrait of a Lady." Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1998.

Lauter, Paul. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Lexington D.C. Heath and Company. 1990.

Trilling, Lionel. Literary Criticism. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc. 1870.
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Styles of Henry James and

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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.

Twain and James also differ in the level of emotionality that is attached to their work. Twain writes with a vibrant passion, seeing the world through the lenses of his wide-eyed protagonists. There is a clear emotional connection between Twain and his characters, and the stories that he is telling. James, on the other hand, seems rather detached from his stories and his characters, almost as if he is viewing them from a distance. His description of Daisy's death is completely detached, as is the dialogue between the characters themselves. For example, even when Mrs. Costello is gossiping about the relationship between the Millers and Eugenio, she seems very reserved and staid -- not at all as if she were…… [Read More]

Works Cited

James, Henry, "Daisy Miller" In Nina Baym, ed. The Norton Anthology: American Literature. (Shorter Seventh Edition; Volume 1) pp. 319-356

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Forgotten Books, 1925
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Children's Books Belitz L The

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Scholastic: 1993

Curious young astronomers who ask, "what are stars made of?" And "Why do astronauts float in space?" will find answers here. A brief survey of the universe in a question and answers format.

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Paperback: 28 pages

ISBN: 0439465834

Tayleur, K. Excuses! Survive and Succeed by David Montimore Baxter. (Mankato, MN) Stone Arch Books: 2007

Young David Mortimore Baxter, who knows how to stay out of trouble, shares excuses for avoiding chores, bullies, homework, and vegetarian dinners. David experiences his fifteen minutes of fame and the impacts it has on his friends and family.

Reading level: 9-12

Paperback: 80 pages

ISBN: 1598892053

Williams, M. The Velveteen Rabbit. Square Fish: 2008.

By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic of love. The original "Toy Story."

Reading level: Ages…… [Read More]

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Campaigns and Super PACs

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.....political ads changed over the last 60 years? Please use examples from the 1960's, 1980's and 2000's to support your answer.

In the beginning when TV was first used in the United States by the public, political ads were scarce. In the 1940's and even through into the 1960's presidential candidates reached out to meet voters, shaking hands and holding town-hall debates. (Suggett) It was a commitment to vie for presidency. However, as time passed and the mid 1960's brought some changes, political candidates aimed to ramp things up.

There was a need to address the masses in a more convenient form and so Lyndon B. Johnson aired the "Daisy Girl" commercial, effectively becoming the most controversial political ad of the time, and one of the most memorable. (Fowler, et al.) From there, change came to political ads in the form of negative ads such as the 1980 presidential campaign…… [Read More]