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    The Monster Dorian Gray

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    In the Victorian era where vanity was the main attraction, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray gave insight into the true horrors that came of this sinful nature. Wilde was a very controversial figure and he meant to stir the pot when he wrote this disputed story. He believed that literature was not only meant for the imagination, but for the moral mind as well. In The Picture of Dorian Gray he depicts the importance of becoming a well rounded individual and also explains himself. In one

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    A Comparison of Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray

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    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

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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,

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    Inner and outer beauty in Dorian Gray

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    misleading. In order to get to know the person we need to look to the inside – into the soul. This is the place where the real beauty and ugliness are hidden. The notion of inner and outer beauty is perfectly presented in the novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde. The story described in this book shows how the external attractiveness influences people’s behavior and corrupts the inner beauty. The plot situated in the XIX England perfectly describes the higher class of this period. Shallow

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    A Critique of the Ending of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray Truly, suspense is a positive attribute – up to a certain point. Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray ends with too many loose ends. What did Alan Campbell do to Dorian that was “stern, harsh, offensive”(Wilde 125)? It appears that whatever Campbell did was quite serious: when Dorian threatens to send a letter to someone regarding Campbell’s past misconduct, Campbell agrees to get rid of Basil’s corpse, which is a serious

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    inscribes a transformation from purity to vanity into his main protagonist, Dorian Gray. With the beauty and innocence of a young man, Gray enchants the lives of many with his grace. However, he falls victim to influence from his manipulative role model, Lord Henry Wotton. When obsession becomes reality, not even the ones dearest to Dorian can stop his detrimental downfall. In Oscar Wilde's book, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the protagonist alters for the worse when influenced to discard his morality;

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    Corruption of Influence

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    Dorian Gray, the protagonist in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, is led to his downfall due to his naiveté and innocence, which allowed him to be easily influenced by Lord Henry’s suave wit and intellect. From his first encounter with Dorian, Lord Henry recognizes the potential for experimentation of his own ability to influence others. Dorian’s purity allows him to be instantly captivated by every word that Lord Henry says, so much so that he begins to view Lord Henry not only as a role

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    Picture of Dorian Gray to me emphasis the corruption that comes from obsessing about aesthetics and the idea that looks are the only things that matter. In this modern era novel Basil Hallward is a benevolent artist who paints a portrait of the young attractive man named Dorian Gray. After speaking with Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian makes a wish while looking at his painting and it would be this wish that turned into a curse that ruined Dorian for Basil and ruined the world itself for Dorian. "If it were

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    Within The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Sun Also Rises, Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway respectively illustrate characters that hold a fascination for their own beauty. Through this essay I will compare and contrast those characters, Dorian Gray and Brett Ashley, and their obsession with their said beauty. Within The Picture of Dorian Gray both Dorian Gray and Lord Henry value youth to extreme extents, and Dorian is able to grasp a sense of eternal youth only to drive himself to his own demise

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    The Picture Of Dorian Gray Analysis

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    Alexandra Soludanova The Novel Essay 1 31 March, 2014 Explore the significance of beauty in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde's creativity is very versatile, it covers a lot of philosophical and aesthetic and moral problems. In this novel, most fully embodied the aesthetic ideal Wilde creativity and creative personality, contrasting inner world heartless, harsh reality, the proclamation of pleasure. The author made the theme of the relationship of aesthetic problems with ethical norms of

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