Innocence versus guilt is one of the themes in Daisy Miller. At the point when Winterbourne first sees Daisy, his starting response is, The manner by which lovely they are! (282). She is flawless. However, Winterbournes decision of the plural pronoun instead of the usual solitary expression, How beautiful she is demonstrates that he has grouped Miss Miller into a gathering. The storyteller twice says that Winterbourne thinks of her as a lovely American young lady (282). Winterbourne bases his judgment on the physical appearance. He doesnt understand it at the time, or maybe ever, that his introductory perspective skews the way in which he considers Daisy. For the rest of the story, Winterbourne continually tries to examine further and unravel Daisy, yet he never fully figures out how to comprehend her remarkably astounding identity. It is a result of his first characterization of Daisy. He has framed a supposition for her as the commonplace American young lady.
Unfortunately, since Winterbournes suppositions about Daisy are in view of generalizations, he never appreciates the reality about her. When he is as yet getting to be familiar with her, he supposes she looks amazingly honest (286), yet most likely a flirt a lovely American flirt. Innocence is utilized all through the story, though in distinctive significations. Winterbournes use here suggests a kind of obliviousness on Daisys part.
In Chapter 2, Winterbournes auntie cautions him of taking up with Daisy: You will make certain to commit some extraordinary errors. You are extremely naïve and innocent, (289). Mrs. Costello uses innocent to signify gullible, meaning that she doesnt trust Daisy and that she may be less innocuous than she shows up. Winterbourne has, and will proceed, to settle on a correspondingly suspicious outlook about the young ladys intentions. In light of his close relative, he answers, I am not