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As shown in the book the old man represented deficit. This was like a very pathetic version of what was called old age. He symbolizes the fears that Aschenbach had which happened to be about himself. This is where his search for relaxation brings him down a path of shame, which we can compare to losing self-worth at an old age. In the book it says, “He was ancient, there could be no doubt about it. Wrinkles surrounded his mouth and eyes…” (page 236).
4.“And with courteous words and astutely wooing jests, Socrates taught Phaidros about desire and virtue.” What is the importance of this line?The specific of the line from the book that says, “And with courteous words and astutely wooing jests, Socrates taught Phaidros about desire and virtue.” on page 653, it shows the similarities of both texts by Plato and Aschenbach’s situation. This line is to show how Aschenbach may have viewed the situation if he ever was to approach Tadzio. The story points out the intentions that Aschenbach had to lure in Tadzio just like how Socrates too advantage of Phaedrus.

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