Daisy Miller | Critical Essay by Ian Kennedy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Daisy Miller.
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Critical Essay by Ian Kennedy

SOURCE: "Frederick Winterbourne: The Good Bad Boy in Daisy Miller," in Arizona Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer, 1973, pp. 139-50.

In the following essay, Kennedy characterizes Winterbourne as a "Puritan romantic" whose repression and hypocrisy lead to sexual predation.

As James Gargano pointed out in his excellent article, "Daisy Miller: An Abortive Quest for Innocence," critical attention has concentrated obsessively on the heroine of James's most popular nouvelle and has consequently ignored the fact that its central character is, in fact, Frederick Winterbourne. From the time of John Foster Kirk's denunciation of Daisy Miller as "an outrage on American girlhood" the debate over the character of Daisy has rolled on inconclusively, but as soon as one recognizes that the only character in the story whom we see from the inside is Winterbourne, and that it is through him that we receive most...

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