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Running head: DEATH IN VENICE 1Death in VeniceStudent’s NameInstitution
DEATH IN VENICE 2Gustav Von Aschenbach is the protagonist in Death in Venice. He travels to Venice due tohealth reasons. While in Venice, Gustav becomes obsessed with the beauty of Tdzio, who is a Polish adolescent boy. Gustav is a German writer who is aging and he is seen to have it all since he is dedicated, disciplined, and he has some form of literary fame that most authors envy. However, all he has is not enough to make him satisfied and happy with life. Death in Venivce, therefore, begins after Aschenbach makes a decision to travel to a new place where he can avoid his discipline for some time (Mann, 2010). At first, the events did not go as he had planned. The weather is not friendly and he tends to feel as if he is more oppressed than he was before. However, he comes across a person that fascinates him. Due to the unfriendly weather, Aschenbach had decided to cut his vacation short and get back home. However, he changes his mind when it dawns to him that he had fallen in love with Tadzio. After a short time, the weather changes thus motivating him to get to the beach where he keeps a watchful eye on Tadzio. The city takes strict health measures and after enquiring, Aschenbach finds out that the city had been hit by cholera. All through his vacation, Aschenbach follows Tadzio, and he is always watching him. At some point, Aschenbach gets back to the beach where he witnesses a fight between Tadzio and his friend (Shookman, 2003). During this time, Aschenbach imagines that Tadzio wasinviting him in the ocean. Later Aschebach is found lifeless in the beach chair. The story is all about an artist and the art’s nature. At the beginning of the story, it is evident that Aschenbach