scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 831
Loving is a much more positive experience than being loved In order to love one must come to accept one to the extent that one is able to express his own emotions toward another person A particular divinity can be experienced through loving others While being loved does not necessarily provide one with the ability to love others it certainly adds to the appreciation of one which in turn allows love to be expressed and divinity to be experienced However the issue of being divine emotionally or spiritually continues to revolve back to loving others not being loved The theme that it is more divine to love than to be loved is illustrated accurately through the novella Death in Venice by Thomas Mann The novella depicts a grown man Aschenbach who experiences strange emotions toward a young boy Tadzio Mann first develops Aschenbach as an emotionally displeased character who later experiences a transformation within himself and his beliefs as a result of his love for Tadzio The novella begins with Aschenbach considering the results of his latest writing The reader is introduced to a man who cannot find fulfillment in his work despite the worlds approval of him Aschenbach is loved by the world through the national honorMann 199 his supporters give him His desire concerning his career being intent from the start upon fame Mann 200 Aschenbach recognizes himself as the subject of his own reputation Despite his own knowledge of the love for him Aschenbach is depicted as an unhappy character who deliberates his being alone during the summer It is evident from the beginning that Aschenbach has no family contact- his wife being deceased and his daughter married Aschenbach is indeed loved by the world for his work and yet he is at first unable to express love or emotional desire He is therefore unable to experience divinity within himself or the surrounding world because although he is loved he does
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA