Morality and Immorality

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Morality, defined as the “beliefs about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior,”(Webster Dictionary 100) is the substructure of our integrity and the column of virtuousness. The opposite of this, immorality, is the corruption of one’s being, becoming more wicked in nature. With morals, a person is held to a certain set of standards and demeanor, but if these morals were to become corrupted, a person’s moral boundaries would crumble, leaving the person vulnerable to misguiding influences and allowing for a certain barbarous freedom to uproot the integrity and virtuousness a moral person upholds. Both, The Picture of Dorian Gray and A Streetcar Named Desire, emphasizes the capitulating to immoral behavior for narcissistic reasons. Oscar Wilde’s, The Picture of Dorian Gray, introduces us to a captivating and graceful young Englishman named Dorian Gray, who abandons his purity for an odious decadent lifestyle. Stanley, one of the main characters in Tennessee William’s, A Streetcar Named Desire, portrays himself as a virile oppressor who tolerates no other authority than his o...
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