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    Death In Venice Classicism

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    The themes of classicism related to art, literature, and mythology are specifically woven around the persona of Aschenbach in Mann’s novella, Death in Venice. Artfully crafted, a reader easily identifies with the narrator’s condescending attitude, but also questions the true purpose of Mann’s allusions. Mann would have the reader closely identify with Aschenbach’s love of classical literature and beauty as justification for Aschenbach’s behavioral decline. However, the mood of this novella remains cloaked, in disguise of the fact of Aschenbach’s true aching illness: pederasty. The Oxford English Dictionary, defines pederasty as homosexual relations between a man and a boy. One should look through the shroud of classicism to understand Mann’s novella realistically, because the disturbing aspects of obsession and stalking speak out more loudly than the attractiveness of myth or classical allusion. Scholars predominantly discuss classicism as applied to realism, or ambiguity surrounding Mann’s Death in Venice. While scholars aptly maintain tolerance of homosexual love, they…

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    Death In Venice Analysis

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    In Death in Venice, Britten established a relationship between homosexuality and exoticism (Taruskin 256). The issue of homosexuality as depicted in “Death in Venice” is implicitly labeled. In his early years, Britten composed music for films; this experience had shaped his style by teaching him to communicate through music, making him become a composer who used music to express allegorical pleas for tolerance and his pacifism (Burkholder, Graut, and Palisca 928). As a homosexual, Britten had…

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    its violation of the social and operatic norms. The story was considered shocking at the time because it was about Carmen a "rebellious cigarette factory worker who has been arrested" that seduces Don José, a soldier on duty (Frisch 170). Don José becomes so entranced by Carmen he abandons his post to follow Carmen, but in the end Carmen leaves Don Jose for another man and due to his jealousy, Don José kills Carmen (Frisch 170). In Britten's Death in Venice premiered at the Aldenberg festival in…

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    Byron uses the image of the gondola as a synecdoche for the city of Venice. No other symbol fully encapsulates the fluidity and restlessness of the city, nor the pervasive intermixing of life and death that characterises Venice so fully. This is particularly true of Beppo, in which the gondola functions as a demonstration of the thin boundaries between the two seemingly antithetical states of life and death in Venice. The connection between the gondola and Venice is established in the opening…

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    In Venice, a style of architecture similar to the Gothic style would grow. The Doge’s Palace was influenced by the Gothic style, in terms of texture and use of darkness and light. The citizens saw the use of parts of the Gothic style as a form a cultural stability. Much of the wealth and architecture of Venice was displayed along the Grand Canal (Sayre 514). Unlike other painting styles of Italy, the Venetian style of painting placed a high emphasis the detailed aspects of everyday life. This…

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    Venice, Italy is a destination everyone deserves to visit in their lifetime. Rich in culture, history and a variety of art it’s definitely a place to go. The history of Venice includes many different things. First there is “The Plague” which was a huge problem in Venice during the Middle Ages. It struck not only Venice but also countries around Europe and also in China. When it was most deadly during the medieval time period and many knew it as “The Black Death.” The Plague was a disease that…

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    As a crucial center of trade among the major cities of the world, Venice came to be known as a land of indulgence and debauchery. Trading with considerable frequency is one reason that the Venetians gained such a unique reputation. For example, gambling was a natural and frequent occurrence in Venice and the city contained an estimated amount of 20,000 courtesans during the Elizabethan era. Despite the constant promiscuous actions, a large portion of the Venetians were religious, Roman Catholic…

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    during the 1950s. Vivaldi was a composer, who unlike any other has the historical significance of experiencing a resurgence of his music making him popular in two different eras (picture 8). Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born on March 4, 1678, in Venice, Italy to Giovanni Battista Vivaldi and Camilla Calicchio (biography 1). Giovanni, Antonio’s father, was a professional violinist who taught his son to play the instrument at a very young age. Antonio came to know some of the finest musicians…

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    The Harlem Renaissance

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    Venice was a diverse metropolis for its day and age full of powerful families and merchants desperately searching to make their mark. The social hierarchy, education systems, and charitable institutions were grounded in the humanism of the renaissance. While Venice was a political example for the rest of Italy in democratic style, nobility who clung to their aristocratic roots, created a diverse and integrated community, who clung to their religious morals in dealings with their community. The…

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    titian was a great artist who brought more life and color to the renisance through his paintings. Born in 1490ca in Pieve di Cadore, Italy with no particular date. he passed away on 27 of august 1576 venice italy. When titian was about 10 years old he arrived in venice as one of the wealthiest cities in the worls. John van eyck lived around 20 years before titian was born. He is well knowen for the ghent alterpice which is 12 medium sized paintings put together in to one big alterpice. leonardo…

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