Dorian Gray Sexism

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The three main characters of the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray have many characteristics of the author of this one, but the character that represents the author Oscar Wilde is the protagonist. Oscar Wilde was a very controversial author of the Victorian era , as critical to the British Society through time of his books and had legal problems for their sexual preferences. in his time homosexuality was frowned upon , the men could not have romantic relationships between them and that this was a crime and was punished with prison, was in jail for having homosexual relations with Lord Alfred Douglas. I think Dorian Gray is the character who represents more as this in the novel is very extravagant, always does what he wants despite what others …show more content…

It was, as the right through his works criticized the British society of the time not caring that could happen, also committed illegal acts as they were at that time homosexuality only to obtain pleasure and even knew this had serious consequences, therefore to the not he cares and he did it because for him and Dorian Gray was first pleasure. But also for Lord Henry the pleasure went first, we can see this in the next quote that Lord Henry describe the woman's as a sexual object that give him pleasure "My dear boy, no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals." (Wilde, chapter 4 ) but this character did not make homosexual acts that were illegal at that time as Dorian did, for this reason I think Dorian Gray is more like the author than Lord Henry. In the novel we can see that basil is the contrary of lord, he is a person that do not have the pleasure first in his live, the first thing in his live is his art and his feelings, but his feelings are towards Dorian, we

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