Analysis Of The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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The Picture of Dorian Gray is an excellent novel that talks about morality and many intrapersonal situations. The events and the exposition begins while Basil Hollward paints an amazing picture of Dorian Gray. Later in the story, at the climax of the novel, Dorian Gray, the main protagonist of the story, kills Basil due to Gray’s uncontrollable anger. This is the climax of the novel because it shows how corrupt Dorian Gray has truly become and how he has changed from being a beautiful, kind, lovely man to an angry monster that nobody recognizes anymore. The events that lead up to the climax are as followed, Dorian leaving Sibyl just because he thinks she is not attractive anymore because she can not act, Dorian following the book of the frenchman…show more content…
In biblical writing, angels versus demons were always the representation of good and evil while in this story it was very evident that Oscar Wilde wrote Basil and Lord Henry circulating around the two ideas of angels and demons. Basil was described and written as an individual that was lovely and kind and only wanted the best for Dorian Gray whereas Lord Henry was only obsessed with his seduction of Dorian Gray, ultimately corrupting him. This theme would also be expressed in the novel Fahrenheit 451, where Guy Montag had to think about the good versus evil where the good would be his moral compass and the evil would be the firefighters, his wife and collectively, his whole…show more content…
Writing about Dorian Gray became influenced about events that happened in the 1880s, when the book was wrote. This literary work relates to the historical and cultural setting because Oscar Wilde wrote about how London and many other areas around it talked about society and its hatred towards individuals but still loving them in public. This hypocrisy was raised and shown by Oscar Wilde himself while he was speculated to have homoerotic relationships with individuals and he was hated within rumors but loved in public. In the end, The Picture of Dorian Gray was a novel that I extremely enjoyed due to immense about of symbolism. The picture itself was a symbol of a reflection into one’s true soul and if everybody could have their own reflection, I believe that many of us would be shocked at how we really
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