• Gustav Aschenbach takes a walk and encounters an engraving on a mortuary chapel.
• At the chapel, Aschenbach encounters a foreign looking man who grimaces at him.
• Aschenbach is inspired to travel.
• He experiences a vivid daydream of an adventure.
• Aschenbach believes that a trip will help inspire him to write.
• Aschenbach returns to the chapel but the strange man is gone.
• Part Two is a summary of Aschenbach's life up until the beginning point of the novella.
• He was the only son of his father, an officer, and his mother, an artist.
• As a writer, he received much artistic praise.
• His wife dies and leaves him with one daughter, now married.
• Aschenbach is now of a sickly disposition.
• His writing focuses on conquering the trials of humanity in his generation.
• Aschenbach travels to an Adriatic island before redirecting to Venice
• After arriving in Venice, he...
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