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Little Words, Big Ideas
Remember when you were just a little child, being shepherded around Europe by your mother and your courier, convinced that the world was entirely yours for the taking—a vast dinner thrown in your...
Respect and Reputation
All the older characters want in Daisy Miller is a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. But that don't mean much to D-A-I-S-Y. She's more Cyndi than Aretha. In fact, Daisy and Mrs. Costello represent two theories...
If the Rolling Stones thought they couldn't get no satisfaction , they should have spent an afternoon with Frederick Winterbourne. Dude is disaffected as all get-out. Though he stays at fancy hotel...
Ah, Winterbourne. The biggest hypocrite ever. Cases in point:1. He tells Daisy it's inappropriate to be seen alone with gentlemen, and yet he takes her on a whole day trip alone with him to a spook...
Foreignness and "The Other"
Someone once said that there are only two stories: (1) someone leaves home and (2) a stranger comes to town. The secret is, they're both the same story. Case in point: Daisy Miller. Home is really...
Tradition and Customs
What hat do you wear to a winter wedding? How do you address a letter to an older cousin whom you've never met? Which spoon do you use for the jellied meats course of your lunch? These may not be t...
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