essay 3 (1).docx - Hannah Awobiyi Daniel O\u2019keefe English L204 India vs Venice The main focus of A Passage to India is a cultural misunderstanding

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Hannah Awobiyi Daniel O’keefe English- L204 06/19/2019 India vs. Venice The main focus of A Passage to India is a cultural misunderstanding which consolidates into social stereotypes and bridges cultural gaps. The novel brings out the cultural disagreement between India and the British. There are three parts to the story. The first part and the second pare are set in a fictional city called Chandrapore in India. The last part is set in Mau. There are specific details in the novel A Passage to India and the novella Death in Venice that explains how the setting is essential to the story as a whole. The use of symbols, settings, and moods in The Passage to India and Death in Venice is used to emphasize the characters' realizations of loneliness and uncomfortable relationships. This asks and invites its readers to uses these literary elements as a process of self-reflection There are some similarities between the way the setting in both stories creates a mood. The Marabar caves in A Passage of India and the cemetery in Death in Venice both creates a feeling of gloominess. There is a reason that Venice places such a vital role in the story. The setting and the plot may seem unrelated; however, they are very similar. The breakdown of the character and scenes reflects the city of Venice. Mann starts the story in Munich. During this time, Germany was on the verge of World War I. this alone starts to set the tone of the story. When Aschenbach walks through the cemetery in Munich, it creates a dark mood. This dark setting tells the reader about Aschenbach's life. The cemetery is possibly a representation of Aschenbach coming to terms with his old age. Aschenbach is not becoming any younger, and the
cemetery represents his needs to experience life before it ends. There is a transition from the gloomy and dark representation of the cemetery to a brighter scene. Aschenbach comes across the man with the red hair, wearing a straw hat. The sight of this man inspired him to travel. The dark and gloomy imagery in the cemetery amplifies the bright beauty of Venice. The majority of the novella, Death in Venice takes place in a city known as Venice as the title suggests. In the novella, the themes of death and eroticism intersect which gives the setting of Venice an enigmatic and more profound purpose. Aschenbach admiring Tadzio while desiring him flows into the description of the setting. Mann states, "He turned back; he ran through the sea with his head thrown back, beating the resistant water into a foam with his legs. The sight of

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