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Chapter 3Aschenbach takes the trip of a lifetime—he heads to an island off the coast of Istria (Croatia today), but bad weather and even worse tourists drives him away.Later on, he realizes where he should have gone in the first place: Venice, of course.While watching the other travelers in the boat on the way, to Venice, Aschenbach notices a group of young men,. When he looks more closely, however, Aschenbach that one of the young men is actually an old man, evidently trying to impress his younger friends by matching their antics. The boat arrives in Venice. As Aschenbach waits to disembark, he gets a closer look at the old man masquerading as a youth; he's drunk now, and Aschenbach feels angry about this.Aschenbach gets off the boat, but doesn't manage to avoid an encounter with the old guy, who, still drunk, old, and pretty gross, offers his "compliments" to Aschenbach's "sweetheart."Aschenbach now boards a gondola (he’s in Venice’s cannals). The rower tells him that he’ll take him to the hotel directly even if he insists otherwise. At his hotel on Lido, an island near Venice, Aschenbach finds out the guy didn't have a license.In the hotel, he notices a Polish family sitting near him in the dining room. Actually, to be more specific, he notices the family's only boy, who's about fourteen years old. Aschenbach can't believe his eyes: This kid is as a beautiful as a Greek statue.
Chapter 3He spends a day on the beach, despite the gray skies, and feeling relaxed, he becomes more determined to stay and sees the boy once more. He hears his family calling to him—it sounds something like "Adgiu." After some thought, Aschenbach decides the name must be TadzioAschenbach literally can't take his eyes off the boy the whole time Tadzio splashes around in the ocean, or later, when he's resting on the sand.After leaving the beach, Aschenbach gets a closer look at Tadzio in the hotel's elevator—this is when he notices how frail and sickly the boy looks. Aschenbach takes a trip over to Venice, where the air is stagnant and humid, making him feel feverish. So he decides once and for all to leave Venice.He sees Tadzio again at breakfast, but still leaves and boards a boat bound for the train station.On the way over, however, Aschenbach is tortured by the thought that this will be the last time he's ever in Venice.

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