Date of Award
John Wargacki, Ph.D.
Mary Balkun, Ph.D.
Henry James, Daisy Miller, 19th Century Realism, Psychology, Societal Evolution, Gender Roles
This essay attempts to investigate the evolution of social hierarchy among Europeanized Americans as described by Henry James in Daisy Miller: A Study. Social Darwinism is utilized, in conjunction with theories regarding the cultivation and development of nineteenth century civilization, in order to illuminate the psychological impact of social restrictions placed upon agents functioning within this society.
D'Amore, Amanda, "Daisy Miller: Picking-up James’s Psychological Breadcrumbs" (2016). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 2178.