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|Gustav von Aschenbach||A famous author, Aschenbach represses his sensual drives for decades, which leads to his obsession with a beautiful boy and ultimately to the writer's death. Read More|
|Tadzio||The son of a wealthy Polish family, 14-year-old Tadzio becomes the idealized object of desire for the writer Gustav von Aschenbach. Read More|
|Barber||The barber convinces Aschenbach to use hair dye and wear makeup to hide his age.|
|Englishman||A clerk at a British travel agency, the Englishman feels guilty about how authorities are covering up the spread of disease in Venice and, as a result, explains to Aschenbach in detail how a cholera epidemic has hit the city.|
|Goateed man||A grotesque, hunchbacked man, the goateed man signs in Aschenbach as a passenger on a boat to Venice.|
|Governess||A short, stout woman, the governess takes care of Tadzio and his three sisters.|
|Jaschu||The robust Jaschu often plays with his frail best friend, Tadzio. Near the end of the story Jaschu bullies Tadzio mercilessly.|
|Manager||When talking with Aschenbach, the hotel manager covers up the spread of disease in Venice.|
|Mother||A reserved, proud woman, the mother has one son, Tadzio, and three daughters.|
|Old man||On a boat to Venice Aschenbach sees an old man wearing makeup in a pathetic attempt to disguise his age. The man foreshadows what Aschenbach will become.|
|Redheaded gondolier||Like the other redheaded men, the redheaded gondolier represents Aschenbach's repressed Dionysian (sensual) drives. Seemingly a foreigner, he is hostile to Aschenbach and disobeys Aschenbach's orders by taking him directly to his hotel on the Lido.|
|Redheaded man in the cemetery||Like the other redheaded men, the one in the cemetery represents Aschenbach's repressed Dionysian (sensual) drives. Standing in a Munich cemetery, the staring redheaded man seems hostile and like a foreigner to Aschenbach.|
|Redheaded minstrel||Like the other redheaded men, the minstrel represents Aschenbach's repressed Dionysian (sensual) drives. Seemingly a foreigner and hostile to Aschenbach, at the end of the performance, he mocks Aschenbach and other audience members, who will probably die if they stay in Venice.|
|Three sisters||The three girls are Tadzio's sisters; they dress in severe clothing, which contrasts with their brother's playful attire.|