- He is an expatriot--an American writer living in another country.

- an expatriot is on ewho moves to a country other than the one they were born in.

- He never stops being an American, but often he writes about America from the point of view of Europe.


- The Millers were a common family, but had money because the father was an industrialist. The live in Schenectady, NY.

- "Ugly Americans" is a term that Europeans use about American tousists. The kind that go to France and immediately look for a Burger King and speaks English loudly and slowly to get people to understand. Americans who don't know how to act.

- The Millers ad money but didn't know how to spend it. They don't understand how American Aristiocracy or how European culture acts. They went abroad just because everyone who's rich does it.

- Old money strives to be European because true culture is from Europe.

- We find the Millers in two places--Geneva and Rome. Geneva is associated with Calvinism and Rome is associated with Catholicism. They are out of places in both places--they belong in Schenectady.

- Daisy is interesting and outrageous because she flirts. This is why Henry James has to kill her off. In European culture a single young woman flirting is wrong.

- Winterbourne sees all the married women then he sees Daisy. He gets very nervous about talking to her. He is very pleasantly surprised because she talked to him. Then he found out she would talk to anyone, it wasn't that he was more attractive than everyone else.

- Daisy didn't realize this was flirting because she didin't know the rules. But when they tell her the rules they don't obey them

- American expatriot culture negatively reacts to Daisy and her family because they give Americans a bad name.

- The brother talks about their money. Old rich people never talk about money, they are very aware of it but pretend not to be.

- The Miller's flaunt their money and don't know how to dress or act. The old ladies get together and decide that they can't have this. It's terrible because they are giving them a bad name.

- Eventually Daisy goes to Rome. There she meets Giovanelli, an Italian lawyer who is not in the "first circle". He is evidently very charming, and the Miller's don't realize that he's not in the proper circle. He sounds good so they take him at face value.

- Daisy is a fifteen year old girl who gets in a lot of trouble because no one looks out for her.

Her mama is supposed to make sure she doesn't go astray, but she stays in her room and says she feels bad and lets the kids fend for themselves.

- Daisy catches malaria and dies. They thought it was from "bad air" but actually comes from mosquitoes.

- Why does Daisy get such extreme punishment? Because she flirts.

- Winterbourne sleeps around and "studies hard". He's interested in a foreign lady, probably low class and available for sex. Why is this acceptable for him and not for Daisy? A double standard.