Continuity mistake: When Von Aschenbach is dressing for dinner on his first night in the hotel, he makes a great show of placing a red, silk handkerchief in the breast pocket of his white dinner jacket. When he goes down to the dining room, the handkerchief is no longer showing.
Gustav von Aschenbach: You cannot reach the spirit with the senses. You cannot. It's only by complete domination of the senses that you can ever achieve wisdom, truth, and human dignity.
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