Part Three: The Trip to Venice
The Ticket Seller: flamboyant man who sells Aschenbach a ticket to Venice
The Rakish Old Man: man on the ship who Aschenbach encounters repeatedly
The Gondolier without a license: transports Aschenbach illegally without being directed to
The Boatman: man who helps Aschenbach’s gondola to shore
At first Aschenbach travels to the island of Pola in the Adriatic. On arrival, however, he almost immediately realizes that he is drawn only to Venice, despite the fact that he became ill in that city years ago. To make arrangements for a trip to Venice, he is escorted by a hunchbacked sailor, who is outwardly polite but seems to be laughing at...
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