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Daisy Miller

Daisy Miller

by Henry James

Protagonist

Character Role Analysis

Daisy Miller

This is a tough match to call, because we'd argue that, in some ways, Winterbourne is the protagonist of this tall. After all, he is the sad-eyed moper we spend the most time following. But we're going to go with Daisy. Here's why: Everything actually happens to her, while Winterbourne just stands by, twiddling his thumbs and getting bossed around by some serious divas. Daisy's the one Winterbourne can't get enough of, the one everyone talks about, the one the whole thing is named after. So, yes, Team Daisy all the way.


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