Death in Venice - Psychological realism concentration on reality of perception interior motives psychological processes and characters mental

Death in Venice - Psychological realism concentration...

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9/17/18 Psychological realism: concentration on reality of perception, interior motives, psychological processes, and characters' mental narratives instead of simply telling a story. Aschenbach sees the red-haired man near a church/cemetery - Reminds him of a traveler - Looking towards a sunset in a graveyard - Omen of death? - Gondola man in Venice resembles red-haired man Attraction to little boy - Artist; writer who has written major works - 50s - Sick as a child - No interaction w/ children his own age - Gives him motivation/drive - Has no connection to other people - Tadzio (14) represents - A muse - Attracted to perfection of beauty - Attracted to youth (hates the false youth man) - What purpose does he serve to Aschenbach? - muse/inspiration - Foil to Aschenbach - Young beautiful vs old, withered - Moral foil - Also a mirror - Pg 116: Tadzio as emotional beauty that Aschenbach only knew of as intellectual beauty before - Pg 117: Comparing to Ancient Greece - Is he in love with Tadzio or the idea of Tadzio?

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