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A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim and I Hear America Singing - A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim and I Hear America Singing America the great, land of freedom, home of the brave--each of these phrases has been used to describe the United States of America. Walt Whitman was a man who lived through many tough times in this country, but who would prosper as a poet. He was personally affected by all of the death and destruction that he witnessed during the Civil War. "A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim" and "I Hear America Singing" have some fascinating similarities but include many differences....   [tags: Hear America Singing Essays] 807 words
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The Concept of Daybreak in Larkin - A Brief Study - Introduction Philip Larkin, born in 1922, has been read under what are generally perceived as his major themes: death, fatalism and gloominess. However, throughout his life he had constantly been struggling with and reflecting on problems of sex, marriage, love, and living (cf. Motion, esp. 291). Publishing four volumes of poetry until his decease in 1985, Larkin became known for his lucid and often sharp-witted verse as well as for being socially withdrawn, sometimes called “the Hermit of Hull” where he resided from 1955 onward....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Relationship Between Color and Sight - Introduction Eyes see color every day, but can sight be different for people with different iris colors. Does a person’s iris color affect their vision in low light. The three primary colors red, yellow, and blue have significant qualities. The color yellow is the first color the human eye can detect, due to it being attention grabbing, but it is nearly invisible next to white. Humans can see red the clearest due to it standing out and differentiating from the rest. Blue is connected to sadness and mourning....   [tags: Iris color, primary colors, sight]
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The Picture of Dorian Gray - “There were passions in him that would find their terrible outlet, dreams that would make the shadow of the real evil” (Wilde,115). The author reveals pleasure as the driving force of many characters within Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, but this search for pleasure becomes fatal once taken into the hands of Dorian Gray. Throughout the novel Dorian Gray changes his opinion on pleasure based on what he requires in order to escape reality. With each death and misdeed he is responsible for; Dorian must search harder for a more drastic form of release....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray 2016]
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Camp Ondessonk Interview - 1.Tell us about yourself...your hobbies, interests, involvement in other groups. In my free time, I enjoy reading books, taking classes to further my education and gain certifications, participating in my school’s community service program, being with my friends, and participating in my school’s various clubs. I have taken various classes at my local college such as psychology, biology, literature and math’s to help me further my education and help me become for college. I have also taken some classes through Red Cross to receive my certification in CPR/first aid and use of the AED....   [tags: benefits of camp, interests and hobbies] 639 words
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Disregarding Women in The Picture of Dorian Gray - In the Victorian Era of mid nineteen to early twentieth century, a woman’s role in society remained to be in the household, away from the business and cares of men. The feminine side is portrayed as negative, powerless, and lacking (Kileen 49). Society discouraged women from having power in society and neglecting women represented normal in the eyes of most men and women. However, Victorian novels such as The Picture of Dorian Gray illustrate the consequences of disregarding women. In Oscar Wilde’s only novel, the lack of importance surrounding the female characters and their careless treatment from men results in the selfishness of the male characters exemplified through Dorian Gray’s act...   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray] 1294 words
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William Wordsworth's Lucy Gray - William Wordsworth's Lucy Gray Losing a loved one is one of the hardest experiences every person must go through. The experience does not end with the loss though, but begins with it. The loss of a dear person leads those left behind into a downward spiral of emotions and memories. A poem entitled “Lucy Gray” by William Wordsworth focuses on that loss and the emotions that follow it. By reading the poem one can objectively experience both the grief that Lucy Gray’s death brings on but also her parents’ acceptance of her death....   [tags: Wordsworth Lucy Gray Poetry Death Essays]
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Abstract Aestheticism in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - 19th century England was entrenched in the idea that art could be used as not only a method of expression, but also one of social advancement. With this idea at its forefront, art suddenly inundated places where art was never previously found, such as social education and morality. In contrast, Oscar Wilde was a key advocate of an idea known aestheticism, a concept that relied on art simply being art. Oscar Wilde played a major role in Victorian England, having a major influence through his writing....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray]
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The Supernatural in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - If you can get past most of the superficial and unlikeable characters in The Picture of Dorian Gray, this story does indeed have its place in the horror genre. While I understand the setting and the characters were a reflection of the actual class distinctions during the Victorian time period, I found the shallowness and narcissism of Dorian Gray and his circle of acquaintances tedious. "Fops" came to mind more than once along with "don't these people have a purpose other than to dine out and indulge themselves?" Even the women were for the most part portrayed as imbeciles....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray]
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Purpose of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde - The book, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is one that has many purposes in it. One purpose in the book shows how individuals can slowly deteriorate because of the evil lying within themselves. The major purpose of this novel is how much power art has over others. When an artist composes a great piece of work, he puts his heart into it. Part of that person is invested into it’s creation, which makes it more than just a statue in a museum, or a picture on the wall. In the novel, more than the artist’s heart is put into his painting....   [tags: Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, ] 563 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Indian Camp - Ernest Hemingway Indian Camp From a fishing trip the local doctor is summoned to an Indian village to assist a woman in labour. With him are his young son and an older male relative. Although all women helped the pregnant Indian woman, the men "moved off up the road". They want not to hear her screaming. The men are fed up with it. Maybe it is also an Indian ritual that only women are allowed to see the woman being in labour. The Indians are not interest in the childbirth. Hemingway brought a metaphor in: "dark"....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 842 words
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Sins of Dorian Gray - What good does it do a man to gain the whole world yet forfiet his soul. None, perfection, the goal we all reach for, yet is it really attainable to become perfect without giving something in return, possibly your soul. This is a theme challenged in the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. We see the tragedy of a young beautiful Englishman, Dorian Gray, who becomes a vain sinner dedicated to pleasure. Dorian's inner secrets and weakness of mind becomes his downfall. In this novel Dorian Gray's apparent perfection is destroyed by his weakness of mind and naiiveness, which becomes the downfall of his soul as his mind is opened to sin and Hedonism by Lord Henry Wotton....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray] 535 words
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Postcolonialism in Ernest Hemingway's Indian Camp - Ernest Hemingway attempts to describe the interactions of white Americans and Native Americans in his short story “Indian Camp.” By closely reading this short story using a Postcolonialist approach, a deeper understanding of the colonization and treatment of the Native Americans by the white Americans can be gained. Hemingway uses an almost allegorical story as he exposes the injustices inflicted by the white oppressors through his characters. Through his characters Hemingway expresses the traits of the colonizer and the colonized....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 1721 words
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Use of Floral Imagery and Symbolism in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray - INTRODUCTION: During the Victorian Era, the upper class was known for their proper etiquette. Though there were numerous customs and guidelines, certain behaviors were prohibited as they were seen as inappropriate for various reasons, ranging from subtle flirtation to outright indecency. It was often found impolite or rude to ask or imply certain things about a person, especially because the Victorian Era’s rigid class system in England served as a barrier between genders and social classes. It was in that time period that floriography, also known as the language of flowers, became commonplace in their culture....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray]
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Evil in The Picture of Dorian Gray: - Evil in The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Picture Of Dorian Gray is yet another novel portraying evil. The theme is very much reflected by the book's setting, plot structure and characterisation. It shows how individuals can slowly deteriorate because of the evil lying within themselves. The evil of this book is the evil created by one's self and thrusted upon one's self. The power of greed and selfishness take over Dorian Gray and create an ugly evil side to him. The mid eighteenth century was a very influential era, specially in England....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays] 924 words
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The Influence of Lord Henry in The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde - In analyzing Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, concepts such as influence and the origin of evil in Dorian Gray play an exceptionally valuable role in understanding the motives of the characters. Although some critics argue characters such as Lord Kelso significantly influence Dorian’s corruption, Lord Henry Wotton’s toxic personality undeniably impacts Dorian the most. Throughout the course of the novel, Lord Henry remains the ultimate source of evil and uses deception and persuasion to poison Dorian from a naïve boy to a destructive monster....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray] 2392 words
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The Reader's Sympathy for Dorian from Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - The French born author, Anais Nin once wrote, “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative” ("Think Exist Quotations"). Anais is expounding upon the inconsistency all people have in aspects of their personalities. Some days a person may be hailed as a saint for their actions, while other days they seem absolutely evil. In most literature, characters are defined as good or evil based on their revealed thoughts and actions....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray] 2031 words
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A Portrait of Dorian Gray - A Portrait of Dorian Gray “He began to wonder whether we could ever make psychology so absolute a science that each little spring of life would be revealed to us”. Lord Henry spent many days merely philosophizing about the power of the mind and how it could be manipulated. Exercising his abilities of control and influence was what Harry lived for, and when Dorian uttered the fateful phrase wishing to trade places with the portrait, he was not striking a bargain with the Lord of Darkness, but rather one of his rogues....   [tags: A Portrait of Dorian Gray] 756 words
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Heartbreaking Tale in Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Hardyn and Imprisoned, Shin Dong-hyuk - Blaine Harden, former national correspondent and writer for the New York Times, delivers an agonizing and heartbreaking story of one man’s extremely conflicted life in a labor camp and an endeavor of escaping this place he grew up in. This man’s name is Shin Dong-hyuk. Together, Blaine Harden and Shin Dong-hyuk tell us the story of this man’s imprisonment and escape into South Korea and eventually, the United States, from North Korea. This biography that takes place from 1982-2011, reports to its readers on what is really going on in “one of the world’s darkest nations” (back cover of the book), that is run under a communist state and totalitarian dictatorship that was lead by Kim Il-sung,...   [tags: labor camp, survival, political]
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The Unique Similarities Between Taste and Sight - Of the five senses that humans employ in everyday life, taste and sight are two of the more interesting senses. They are continually developed throughout our entire lives and we are exposed to new sights and tastes everyday. Many people think that our senses are all unique and independent of each other, but taste and sight are surprising similar in many aspects, such as their development. Not only are taste and sight developed similarly, but they are also affected by familiarity, socialization, and memory....   [tags: Senses]
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The Conscience of Dorian Gray in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - The Conscience of Dorian Gray in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray Much of the criticism regarding The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde has dealt with Dorian Gray’s relation to his own portrait (Raby 392). While some may argue that the portrait represents a reflection of Dorian Gray’s character, this is only a superficial analysis of the novel and Dorian’s character. While Dorian Gray’s true character never changes, it is his own perception of his character (his conscience) that is reflected in the changing face of his portrait....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays]
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Symbols and Symbolism - Light and Dark in Hemingway's Indian Camp - Light and Dark Symbolism in Hemingway's Indian Camp The thematic usage of light and dark throughout "Indian Camp" symbolizes racial prejudice as well as the personal growth of the protagonist. The narrative showcases a world of Indian oppression and bigotry that degrades Indians to the role of dark ignorant stereotypes. The white men, on the other hand, seem to live in a self-made utopia of light and understanding. This concept of the lighter skinned white man holding supremacy over the darker skinned Indian permeates throughout the entire narrative....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 604 words
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Cultural and Racial Inequality in Hemingway's Indian Camp - Cultural and Racial Inequality in Hemingway's Indian Camp Hemingway's "Indian Camp" concerns Nick Adams' journey into the unknown to ultimately experience and witness the full cycle of birth and death. Although Nick's experience is a major theme in the story, cultural inequality also is an issue that adds to the the story's narrative range. Throughout this short story, there are many examples of racial domination between Nick's family and the Indians. Dr. Adams' and Uncle George's racist behavior toward the Native Americans are based on the history of competition between Caucasians and America's indigenous peoples....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 578 words
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Turning Point in Ernest Hemingway's Indian Camp - Indian Camp Ernest Hemingway's "Indian Camp" is a story in which a man looks back upon a very influential event in his childhood. The story tells of a young boy named Nick, who watches as his father aids in the birth of a young Indian child. The circumstances that arrive during this event shape the "older Nick's" perception of his father, as well as life and mortality. Nick experiences his first eye-opening experience in the lines on page sixteen which describe the screams of the woman....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Indian Camp] 459 words
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Victorian England and The Picture of Dorian Gray - Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray is just the sort of book that made Victorian England shiver. This decadent masterpiece is anything but a vehicle for the propagation of middle-class morality. We have in Wilde the ultimate aesthete, a disciple of Walter Pater, a dandy who in his personal life seems to have lived out Pater's quiet injunction to "burn with that hard, gemlike flame" in experiencing art and, no doubt, other things. How could Wilde's book, given its affinities with the age's decadent manifestoes--Stèphane Mallarmé's symbolist poetry, Huysmans' À Rebours (Against Nature), Aubrey Beardsley's drawings, The Yellow Book, and so on--serve as a cultural criti...   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Essays] 2077 words
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Dorian Gray : Moral Responsibility - In The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, it tells of a man's gradual downfall from innocence to corruption. Even the name of the main character in Oscar Wilde's tale, Dorian Gray, is very symbolic because ‘gray' is the combination of black and white, of good and evil. In many ways, Dorian Gray is the epitome of mankind. Dorian Gray, an innocent and naïve man, becomes corrupted after having one conversation with Lord Henry Wotton. He shows how easily people can become swayed and changed merely by the words of others....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde Book Review] 1344 words
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Art. It's Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Art can be so beautiful or so hideous. So monotonous or poignant. So imaginative or clichéd. So………right or wrong. Art really has no moral, does it. Although the book, The Picture of Dorian Gray has no ethical stance, it was not Oscar Wilde's intention to have a moral. It was to show the splendor of art for art's sake. Through out the paperback of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde, wildly shows his beliefs in art for art's sake (Cauti XIV)....   [tags: Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde Analysis] 1814 words
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Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray      The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel by Oscar Wilde. The genre of this novel can be classified as a comedy of manners or a gothic novel. The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. Another version with an additional six chapters was published in 1891. One of the major themes in the novel was the Supremacy of Beauty and Youth. A very attractive man has a portrait painted of himself, and after being warned of the mortality of his youth the man, Dorian, trades his soul to remain young while his portrait bears the markings of his age and evil deeds....   [tags: Wilde Dorian Gray Picture Essays]
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A Comparison of Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray - A Comparison of Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray      One novel that stands out as literary masterpiece is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Wilde wrote a dark tale of a man, Dorian Gray, who destroys his life by exchanging his soul for eternal youth and beauty. The character of Dorian Gray, in many aspects, mirrors the self-destruction of the author's own life. Therefore, Oscar Wilde portrays his own life through Dorian Gray, the main character of the novel. Oscar Fingal O' Flahertie Wills Wilde is one of Birtain's most well known authors....   [tags: Wildre Dorain Gray Comparison Essays]
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Corruption and Consequences in The Picture of Dorian Gray -       According to the nurture theory of the evolution of human behavior, when a child is first brought into the world it has no basis or idea of how to perceive things. The child is pure and innocent. It is naive to its surroundings, depending on the guidance of those around it to show it the way. When a child is born, most are accompanied by loving nurses, doctors, and parents. The moment this child encounters these other beings, the influences upon the individual begins. Their parents and peers influence their personas and ultimately who they become....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde] 1639 words
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Mixed Emotions in Post-War America in "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" - Society in the 1950 was dramatizing, this is the time were world war two was going, manufacturing conformity and the great depression, so there were some transitions that had been made in order to keep a substantial life. In the film The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, there are different subjects that take place, talking about the dramatic change in an individual that took place during the world war two and how it affected him and his family. In the book Packerd the Status Seeker gives you a variety on the different class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, and the people that surround you that also focus on changes in work, family, and consumer culture....   [tags: Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, plays, America, USA,] 1245 words
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Free Essays on Picture of Dorian Gray: The Sin of Dorian - The Sin of Dorian Gray The beauty of Dorian Gray lies within his youth, but ugly of sin. It is said that something is beauitful than it's not confined to realm of morality and immorality. He beautiful people are immoral. So he purse his curiosity of pleasure by using his body. As a temple of beauty his body it used for exotic pleasure for his twisted mind. Also he tried to evade other moral laws to the purse of pleasure. His soul is unclean of sin and ugliness of a pleasure life. Dorian Gray's innocence's of youthful mind is destroyed....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Essays] 598 words
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Eileen Gray - Eileen Gray When one talks or thinks of architecture, or the architects, there is a great gender gap, and due to these gaps, some women do not acquire the acknowledgement that is rightfully theirs. As one of the finest architects, designers, and artist of the 20th century, Eileen Gray was and still has not been given any attention as a serious designer/architect, unlike her counter parts, Le Corbusier, De Stijl, Mies van der Rohe, or Frank Lloyd Wright. Eileen Gray spent most of her designing life in France and was influenced greatly by a veriety of designers and architects....   [tags: Architecture Architect Gray Essays] 771 words
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Essay on Picture of Dorian Gray: The Rotting of the Spirit - The Rotting of the Spirit in The Picture of Dorian Gray       Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes Basil's life change drastically by having him paint a portrait of Dorian Gray and express too much of himself in it, which, in Wilde's mind, is a troublesome obstacle to circumvent. “Wilde believes that the artist should not portray any of himself in his work, so when Basil does this, it is he who creates his own downfall, not Dorian” (Shewan 36).   Wilde introduces Basil to Dorian when Basil begins to notice Dorian staring at him at a party....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays]
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Free Essays on Picture of Dorian Gray: Dorian as Faust - Dorian as Faust in The Picture of Dorian Gray The Picture of Dorian Gray is a rich story which can be viewed through many literary and cultural lenses. Oscar Wilde himself purposefully filled his novel with a great many direct and indirect allusions to the literary culture of his times, so it seems appropriate to look back at his story - both the novel and the 1945 film version - in this way. In many ways, The Picture of Dorian Gray is a retelling of the Faust story. A temptation is placed before Dorian, as with Faust, and he falls for it--offering up his soul to get it....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays] 3302 words
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Criticism of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray - Criticism of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray          The novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, written by Oscar Wilde originally appeared in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890.  It was then published in 1891, in book form, containing six additional chapters with revisions. The first reviews of Dorian Gray were mostly unfavorable.  It was condemned for its speculative treatment  of immoral or at least uncomfortable subjects. A review in the St. James’s Gazette by Samuel Henry Jeyes, journalist and biographer was titled "‘A Study in Puppydom."   Jeyes refers to Wilde’s idle, “effeminate” characters in the book and writes: “The puppies appear to fill up the intervals of talk by plu...   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray]
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Essay on The Picture of Dorian Gray as a Moral Book - The Picture of Dorian Gray as a Moral Book The Picture of Dorian Gray was a remarkably well-written book due to the reaction of its themes by society. In the preface of the novel, Wilde introduces the opinion that "...there is no moral or immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all." Numerous views can be taken upon this fastidious comment. Many would agree that Wilde is justifiably correct because the preface was written with the intention that his readers understand the deeper meaning of the themes than worrying about whether it is considered morally acceptable; or perhaps, the view that it could be considered moral or immoral by the impact it has on the re...   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays] 1000 words
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Essay on Picture of Dorian Gray: Looks Can Kill - Looks Can Kill in The Picture of Dorian Gray                  Have you ever heard the saying, "If looks could kill". Well, they can. Oscar Wilde reveals how looks can be charming, deceitful and even deadly. In The Picture of Dorian Gray, there are three main characters. Dorian Gray, who is a calm, very attractive young man and adored for his good looks, Basil Hallward who is a painter that idolizes Dorian and Lord Henry Wotton, an older man, who becomes a good friend of Dorian's. As Basil is painting a portrait of Dorian Gray, Dorian makes a wish that only the picture would age and he would stay the same....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays]
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Essay on the Gay as a Literary Figure in The Picture of Dorian Gray - The Gay as a Literary Figure in The Picture of Dorian Gray           This paper shall explore the gay as a literary figure based on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. The aim of the essay is threefold. Firstly, to show how the gay is related to two of the most potent archetypal images: those of Dionysos and Apollo. Secondly, to demonstrate that the Wildean gay is profoundly afraid of life, and that his interest in form and aesthetic proportion rests on a principle of "evasion." Thirdly, to contend that the humor in this novel, and by extension also in Wilde's plays, is a symptom of the author's fascination with an archetypal "gay." The Picture of Dorian Gray revolves around Dori...   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays]
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The Picture of Dorian Gray Essay: The Soul of Dorian - The Picture of Dorian Gray "The soul is a terrible reality. It can be bought and sold. It can be poisoned or made perfect. There's a soul in each one of us. I know it." This is a statement made by Dorian Gray to his best friend, Lord Henry, a few hours after he realizes that his behavior of the last eighteen years has been absolutely terrible. First I shall explain the way Dorian Gray lost his ability to be good and how he found it again eighteen years later. After Sybil Vane's death, the young lad was first seized by terrible remorse....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Essays] 708 words
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Essay on Picture of Dorian Gray: Dorian as Tragic Hero - The Picture of Dorian Gray:  Dorian as Tragic Hero      In "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, we see a beautiful young man who makes tremendous efforts to transform the actual world into the idealistic world of art, dreams and sensations.  Dorian's quest, however, culminates in his ultimate tragic destruction. Given that Dorian lives a corrupt life, one is likely to focus on the negative aspects of his character.  In spite of his significant character flaws, Dorian Gray may still be considered a hero.  This essay will examine Dorian's degradation from the innocent world to the vicious, sensation-oriented world.  The elements contributing to Dorian’s status of tragic hero will th...   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Essays]
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Picture of Dorian Gray: Influence, Corruption and Conscience - Influence, Corruption and Conscience in The Picture of Dorian Gray      Oscar Wilde's novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, explores the themes of influence, corruption and conscience. “The obvious influence of Lord Henry upon Dorian shows how one may corrupt another to such an extent that one's own conscience withers and dies”(Weintraub 116).   Basil Hallward, a painter, knows the corruptive influence that Lord Henry can impose upon his model, Dorian Gray. Basil does not want Lord Henry to even meet Dorian because he is afraid that Dorian will be influenced and ruined....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Essays]
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Free Essays on Picture of Dorian Gray: A Quick Analysis - A Quick Analysis of Dorian Gray The story begins as Basil Hallward, a painter, is working on a portrait depicting a young man named Dorian Gray. His friend, Lord Henry Wotton, is visiting and tells him that he thinks it is the best work Basil has ever done. He wants to know who the young man is in the painting, as his good looks are apparently very striking, but Basil is reluctant to talk about it. Lord Henry insists upon meeting Dorian, and eventually Basil introduces them, after warning Lord Henry not to try to "influence" Dorian, because he is a bad influence....   [tags: The Picture of Dorian Gray Essays] 3176 words
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Free Essays on Picture of Dorian Gray: Denied Talent - The Picture of Dorian Gray Harry is Pan, the piper who leads Dorian on his path to destruction, decadence, and moral decay. As with Pan, the merry and much-loved god, the victim of the god's attention does not fare well. As Pan had Syrinx and Echo, Harry has Dorian. Pan caused madness and panic with his passions; Harry seems to have had the same result with Dorian. Wilde reveals much of Harry's character in the writing. His is the predominant voice; he delivers most of the dialogue. Is Harry the autobiographical character....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays] 813 words
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Essay on Picture of Dorian Gray: Discovering Wilde - Discovering Wilde in The Picture of Dorian Gray          The Picture of Dorian Gray can be defined as a symbolic representation of a dialectic between two aspects of Wilde's personality. Dorian is an archetypal image by which both aspects are fascinated. This suggests that his behaviour symbolizes Wilde's unconscious (i.e. unacknowledged) attitudes. Dorian is characterized by his evasiveness and his obsession with objets d'art. For example, when Basil comes to console him about Sibyl's death, he is unwilling to discuss the matter....   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays]
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