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Quiz Death in Venice 1. Explain why Aschenbach feels a need to travel. Aschenbach feels the need to travel in order to escape from his work. “and yet, he knew all too well the source of this unexpected temptation. His yearning for new and faraway places, his desire for freedom relief, and oblivion was, as he admitted to himself, an urge to flee – an urge to get away from his work, from the everyday sight of a cold, ridged and passionate servitude.” (291) Aschenbach says he had never even been tempted to leave Europe before, as he was too distracted by his obligation to produce and he now wants to fulfill his desire of freedom. 2. Given the many references to Ancient Greek myth and aesthetics, the Greek world was an important concept of Aschenbach. Dionysus is the Greek god of passion and excess. Give examples of the ‘Dionysian’ in the narrative—including the reference to the Dionysian worship. The concept of Dionysian can be seen when Aschenbach meets Tazido in Venice, he is completely intoxicated by him. “Heady with this realization, lured forward

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