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Death in Venice 1. 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? During this time that the novella was written, the seasons were changing from “cold and wet” weather to beautiful summer days. Restaurants were full with big crowds of people and cars were surrounding the English gardens. The neighborhoods are empty due to the Europeans admiring the “byzantine style” of architecture. 2. What kind of person is Aschenbach? What is his personal history? Aschenbach is described as a quiet and shy individual on the prowl for adventure. He is a well-known writer and his name “von Aschenbach” signifies that he is of a higher status than others. He is an individual that would dedicate most of his time to his work instead of his wife and daughter. 3. How is Aschenbach affected by the man in the cemetery? Who is this man? What does he represent? Aschenbach meets a red headed man wearing a straw hat who is not dressed like a local usually would. This man is important because he represents the kind of individual that

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