The above list could be extended to include other virtues or qualities

The above list could be extended to include other virtues or qualities

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The above list could be extended to include other virtues or qualities, but this list, or even half this  list, will suffice to demonstrate James' theme or idea in the use of this American-European contrast. The reader should also remember that James uses these ideas with a great deal of flexibility. It does  not always hold that every European will have exactly these qualities or that every American will.  Indeed, some of the more admirable characters are Europeans who possess many of these qualities  and in turn lack others. Because a European might possess urbanity and knowledge and experience  does not necessarily mean that he is artificial and evil. And quite the contrary, many Americans  come with natural spontaneity and are not necessarily honest and admirable. In Daisy Miller, James is more concerned with the difference in behavior than he is with the specific 
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