Respone Paper 2

Respone Paper 2 - Brooke Galietto September 27, 2011...

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Brooke Galietto September 27, 2011 English 142 Response Paper #2 “Study Vs. Story” In his story, “Daisy Miller: A Study”, Henry James gives the reader Winterbourne as a lens to observe and consider Daisy Miller and what she represents. The reader’s first hint to this agenda is in the title. “Daisy Miller: A Study”. All titles are obviously significant, however I believe that this title has a more complex and deeper meaning than may appear to the reader at first. First note, Daisy is not Miss Miller’s real first name. Her real name is in fact Annie P. Miller. Therefore, this “study” that Henry James suggests in his title is complicated, perhaps unreliable, and calls for questioning. If this piece was a typical “study” then the title should include the object of study’s true name. The title seems short and to the point. A study of a prominent figure is something we are all very familiar with. One may expect the rest of the story to follow suit as a biography. Instead, the introductory paragraph describes in beautiful detail a European hotel scene. As a reader, I immediately forget about the title, disregard its significance,
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