142 paper one - He considers, and discards, the terms...

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He considers, and discards, the terms "an American girl," "coquette," "innocent," "flirt," "common," "ignorant," "bad," "vulgar," "a nice girl," and "a young lady du meilleur monde" to describe Daisy, before settling on "a young lady whom a gentleman need no longer be at pains to respect" and "a clever reprobate." will assume that Daisy went to the Colosseum with the clear intention of behaving inappropriately, even if she had no intention of doing so. In other words, people will make their judgments regardless of Daisy's actual intentions. If consequences are always unequivocally negative when a woman makes a choice like this, and if the consequences of social judgment matter, as they do for a young woman who might be looking for a husband and who circulates among polite society, then the exercise of free will becomes a dangerous quality. A woman with "free will" becomes someone who acts in ways that can be misread. It doesn't matter, in the end, if she is completely innocent and if the relationship between
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