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Henry James in his story Daisy Miller A Study is truly a drama of perception the author skillfully plays with his characters to expose traits of all the characters with a special emphasis on the traits of the Americans Thus one can conclude no other identity in the world is examined more than the American character under the lens of the abroad eye The aim of this analysis is to compare the response that Emily Dickinson gives in her poem 441 to the men that judged her works and the response Miss Daisy Miller gave to Winterbourn about the society that judged her actions First this drama exposes a society compelled to judge the character of American young woman Emily Dickinson American poet who endured the same criticism from her society wrote the poem 441 this is my letter to the World 1863 Then a question arises Should the opinion of our society limit our dreams - No because the world has nothing to tell me as a matter of fact it is a world that has never bothered to write to me 2 Dickinson answers in her poem In addition this is the central idea of the other story to examine Miss Daisy Miller feels free to act without caring for the hypocrite womens error of judgment Daisy recognizes that these women who only dedicate themselves to assume things without knowing her have no moral authority As Daisy stated when Winterbourn confronted her about her flirting with Giovanelli it seems to me much proper in young unmarried women than in old married ones but Winterbourne responded Flirting is purely American custom 357 Daisys rebuttal is an honest one when she questions Winterbourn who are these old married ladies to be punishing her for a trait that they themselves were unable to control In the same hand Dickinson wants her society to understand that the fact that they dont believe in her doesnt bother
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