Great Works of the Modern Era Final Essay
One of the principal Freudian themes examined in Thomas Mann’s A Death in Venice is the “return of the repressed”. Describe Aschenbach’s identity at the
start of the novel as a well-respected and disciplined artist in modern, bourgeois society. Describe the consequences of Aschenbach’s decision to give into
his repressed desires has in his life and the life of young Tadzio.