Winterbourne was at first accepting of these unusual ideas but as he was affected by the aristocratic society, he was no longer willing to understand Daisy’s untraditional views.It portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot of hers.
Costello, once again, talked about the Millers, especially Daisy, condescendingly.
Winterbourne, again, defended them claiming, “they are very ignorant – very innocent only,” but not necessarily bad people. Daisy refused because she was “so enchanted just as she was”. Walker said that walking with two men was not the custom in Rome and Daisy responded, “Well, it ought to be!
When Winterbourne first meets Daisy, he is willing to accept her for the vivacious young American girl she is.
Although Daisy’s customs are not what are expected of young girls in European society, Winterbourne is charmed by Daisy and her original ideals.
Winterbourne found Daisy to be “extremely innocent” and “a pretty American flirt.” Winterbourne’s aunt, Mrs.
Costello, was the first person to begin fixing social prejudices in Winterbourne’s mind. Costello at once began to list all the horrible reasons that the Millers were not on the same social level as herself.
A week later, Daisy died of a case of Roman Fever that she caught in the coliseum.
Before she died, Daisy sent a message to Winterbourne explaining that there were no intimate attachments between Giovanelli and herself. A year later, Winterbourne was visiting his Aunt in Vevay.
Daisy, however, is absolutely delighted with the continent, especially the high society she wishes to enter.
Winterbourne is at first confused by her attitude, and though greatly impressed by her beauty, he soon determines that she is nothing more than a young flirt.