Death in Venice


Thomas Mann

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The Sea

The sea is omnipresent as a kind of background in Venice (and Venice is, famously, partly submerged in it). Aschenbach spends much of his time on the beach near his hotel gazing out at the… (read full symbol analysis)

The Disease

As Aschenbach stays in Venice, he begins to notice that more and more guests are leaving his hotel. The hotel barber mentions something about a disease to him, but no one is willing to explain… (read full symbol analysis)