Essay Topic 1
Explain what the narrator says at the beginning of Chapter 2 about Venice's beauty and how this relates to his explanation of the fall of Venice at the end of the chapter.
Essay Topic 2
Using the Lauritzens "magazzino" as an example, explain the differences between the Venetian and Anglo-Saxon mentalities as described in Chapter 3.
Essay Topic 3
Using Ezra Pound and Peggy Guggenheim as examples, describe what the Lauritzens say the social life in Venice is like.
Essay Topic 4
Compare/contrast the author's writing style with the pace of life in Venice, giving specific examples from the book.
Essay Topic 5
Using what you know about his uncovering of Gladio, explain how Felice Casson is presented in the book as being a bearer of justice.
Essay Topic 6
Explain the importance of the gods Apollo, Dionysus, and Bacchus for the interior of the Fenice and why they are important as...
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