Note that Daisy Miller is not as insensitive as she first appears

Note that Daisy Miller is not as insensitive as she first appears

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Note that Daisy Miller is not as insensitive as she first appears. She is able to tell immediately that  Mrs. Costello has refused to see her and is somewhat disturbed by the slight, but she is too involved  with experiencing and enjoying life to allow this refusal to affect her response to life. Winterborne's reaction to his aunt's refusal is also significant. Essentially, he agrees with his aunt  about Daisy's deportment, but in Daisy's presence, he is captured by her charms. Thus, his views  combine those of the American and those of the European. He is, furthermore, the formal man who  is attracted by Daisy's spontaneity. When Daisy attempts to introduce Winterborne to her mother, she explains that her mother doesn't  like to be introduced to people and is especially shy about meeting Daisy's gentlemen friends. In  contrast, a European mother would 
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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