Andrianna KaimisMr. HenryLang and Lit one – Period 830 October 2015How Homosexuals are represented in Death in VeniceI.IntroductionA.How and why is a social group represented in a particular way?B.Death in Venice by Thomas MannC.Brief explanation of your intent-Examine how gays are represented through the description of Aschenbach’s relationship with Tadzio-Explain how the setting in which the book was written affects how gays are portrayed-Explain how people are afraid to be themselves in a certain environmentII.Aschenbach’s Relationship with TadzioA.The book shows how gays are portrayed as creepy and immoral B.EvidenceC.Analysis of the evidenceD.Sum it upIII.Setting of book portrays homosexuals in a certain wayIV.Afraid to be themselves due to social normsV.ConclusionA.Sum up your finest pointsB.Explain your connection to the world.Andrianna Kaimis
Mr. Henry Lang and Lit One – Period 830 October 2016How Homosexuals are represented in Death in VeniceHow and why is a social group represented in a particular way? In Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, set in early 20thcentury Venice portrays homosexuals as incompatible, strange, misunderstood individuals. Through the characterization of Aschenbach the audience gets a sense of how gays used to carry themselves in a society during the time of the story. During the early 20th century, someone being homosexual was out of the ordinary and perceived as wrong and immoral. This being the case, it was very difficult for gays to be themselves around people because they were socially “unacceptable”. The portrayal of homosexuals in Death in Veniceismainly portrayed through the description of Aschenbach’s “relationship” with Tadzio.