THE ESSAY SHOULD ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:
In Death in Venice, Thomas Mann repeatedly takes inspiration from the Nietzschean categories of the Apollonian and the Dionysian in order to tell the story of the writer Gustav von Aschenbach. Nietzsche’s primary aesthetic treatise, The Birth of Tragedy, postulated the existence of two distinct and opposing artistic tendencies, which Nietzsche associated with two different gods of Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus. How do Apollonian and Dionysian elements in Mann’s narrative surface, and how do they contribute to the narrative’s overall themes?
THE PAPER NEEDS to have an arguable thesis: elements like summary, description and comparison are part of supporting your thesis idea. Your analysis should display an engagement with ideas from the course