My Last Duchess
Read this Robert Browning poetic monologue in class and compare it to Winterbourne's attitude toward women. (Note that Browning is a contemporary of Henry James and also an expatriate living much of his life in Italy.)
Create a Timeline of major events in America and Europe that begins in 1810 and ends in 1910. The publication date of Daisy Miller (1978) is prominently marked. Indicate major events during that 100 years (e.g., the American Civil War etc.) and major personalities (e.g., Charles Darwin, Lord Byron, etc.)
A Room With a View
Although this novel postdates Daisy Miller by thirty years, many social conventions remain the same, especially the snobbery toward Americans. Play segments of the movie in class to discuss social order in the late 19th to early 20th Centuries.
Daisy Miller, the movie
Show segments of this movie in class to compare with the novel...
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