Compare & Contrast Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

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1910-1915: In 1912, the Titanic, a sprawling 892-foot ocean liner and the world's largest ship, sinks off the coast of Newfoundland during its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg. More than 1,500 people die.

Today: James Cameron's film of the disaster, Titanic (1997), smashes box office records and is an international blockbuster, winning eleven Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture.

1910-1915:In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is assassinated in Sarajevo, the capital of the AustroHungarian empire, setting in motion the conflict that would become World War I.

Today: After many of it buildings and streets are destroyed and many of its citizens killed during the 1990s war against Serbia, Sarajevo is now being rebuilt.

1910-1915: In 1913, D. H. Lawrence publishes Sons and Lovers, a novel that literally illustrates Freud's theory of the Oedipus Complex and shocks many readers.

Today: Graphic sex is...

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