by Henry James
Character Role Analysis
While Winterbourne may be a bit of a wimp and stick in the mud, he's the closest Daisy's got to her own Jiminy Cricket. And it's not like that little insect in a three-piece suit was a party animal. Daisy is fresh from Schenectady plopped into Europe, and when things begin to go further South than she'd bargained for, Winterbourne never gives up on her. He keeps dispensing his advice about keeping her rep in check and staying out of doors on buggy evenings.