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  • Dorian Gray

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    this child is slowly losing its naivety, and become more conscious of its surroundings, and the way others behave around it. This child starts to have its own opinions; opinions forged by the influence of society. In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde portrays Dorian Gray as being as innocent as a new born; with the morals of a perfect gentleman, and the soul of snow by emphasizing his beauteous and young nature. Then purposely, Oscar Wilde introduces corruption into the story in the form of

  • Dorian Gray

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    stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” In Oscar Wilde’s novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde discredits this proverb and shows that words can indeed take over one’s life and damage it forever. In this novel, the reader witnesses Dorian Gray’s fatal bargain, his temptation to explore lust, and his futile attempt to escape his narcissistic behavior. We see this corruption in Dorian as he encounters life’s struggles, particularly from constantly being under the influence of Lord

  • Dorian Gray

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    English imperialism and Ireland’s own internal stimuli that manipulated history. For Anderson this superficial encounter leaves no variables that could determine good or ill intent on the part of the English. In Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, we follow the young Dorian Gray as Lord Henry Wotton first introduces him to a new way of being. Lord Henry believes that the only way of being is to understand that beauty is the only worthwhile trait of life. Wilde writes “, Lord Henry looked at him . .

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Sins of Dorian Gray

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    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

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray Essay: The Soul of Dorian

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    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,

  • Essay on Picture of Dorian Gray: Dorian as Tragic Hero

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    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

  • Dorian Wilde And Oscar Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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    England. His life impacted the subject matter deeply in The Picture of Dorian Gray. His lesser known work, Lady Windermere’s Fan, works as a commentary on motherhood and Victorian marriage. The two works are stylistically different in the mood, characterization, and theme. The mood of The Picture of Dorian Gray went from Wilde’s normal satirical prose to the dark and sullen description that accompany the transformation of Dorian. Novels for Students discusses how Wilde does this through the slow burn

  • Free Essays on Picture of Dorian Gray: The Sin of Dorian

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    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

  • Literary Elements In Dorian Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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    to be a gothic novel (“The Picture of Dorian Gray; A mirror of the Victorian era, era of Hypocrisy” 1). Gothic literature is portrayed as showing the darkest features in human nature that reveals his or her dark passions, like many of the characters features in the novel (“The Picture of Dorian Gray; A mirror of the Victorian era, era of Hypocrisy” 1). Furthermore, many of the notable gentleman became obsessed with their reputation (“The Picture of Dorian Gray; A mirror of the Victorian era, era

  • A Picture of Dorian Grey.

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    because if he did, it would bare the deepest feelings in his soul. However, Basil lets slip that the subject of the portrait is Dorian Gray, who shortly thereafter pays the two men a house call. Lord Henry starts to talk to Dorian about his life, suggesting he should make the most of his youth while he has it, because they will soon fade. Afraid to grow old, Dorian wishes he could trade his soul to stay as young as he looks in the portrait; a short while later, he again wishes that he could