Ramirez Ana RamirezMrs. DelgadoEnglish 2331-20ZA10 July 2016Death in Venice1.This novella was written in 1912. What was Europe like at that time? What kinds of comments are made about Europe at the beginning of the story?Summer has just begun in Europe “after weeks of cold and wet” weather. The English gardens are busy with cars and people and crowds fill the restaurants. The neighborhoods are empty. There architecture is also described as “byzantine style”.2.What kind of person is Aschenbach? What is his personal history?Aschenbach is a successful writer, the name “von Aschenbach” shows he is of somewhat higher status. He seems to be a stressed out person who has dedicated too much of his time to hiswork. He was married and has one daughter. He kept to himself and is rather shy but is in searchof something new and adventurous.3.How is Aschenbach affected by the man in the cemetery? Who is this man? What does he represent?