Death in Venice Discussion Questions

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Analyze Mann's use of color in describing the traveler in the cemetery, the gondolier, the old fop, and the street musician. Write a short essay interpreting the symbolic significance of color in this work.

Does Mann's novella have a moral? If so, what is it? Back up your response with evidence from the text.

Break up into five groups. Each group should rewrite one chapter, telling von Aschenbach's story from a first person point of view. After reading your chapter to the class, discuss the choices you had to make and how they changed the meaning of the story.

Compare Euripides's play, The Bacchae, with Mann's novella and make a list of all similarities you can find between the two works.

Research the history of Venice and its relationship to the arts. Then present your findings to your class.

Are beauty and...

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