Class in Society in Henry James Analytical Essay

Class in Society in Henry James
A comparison of James's "Daisy Miller" and "The Real Thing", focusing on class values and how they affect society.
# 45354 | 1,265 words | 0 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper compares two of James's short stories, "Daisy Miller" and "The Real Thing". Societal values and customs in both stories are analyzed and compared with one another. The most important focal points are the ideas of old money vs. new money, ignorance, and innocence.

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"Class structure is an unavoidable characteristic of society. Be it in real life or literature, the class someone belongs to makes a huge impact on their actions and values. Along the same vein, the classes that people interact with also have an effect on their actions and how they behave. Henry James reflects the class differences and interactions and how they affect characters as a main point in two of his stories, "Daisy Miller: A Study" and "The Real Thing." "

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