Dorian Grey

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  • 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

  • The Picture of Dorian Grey

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    Innocence may be easily corrupted by a malignant outside influence. The novel The Picture of Dorian Gray shows that corruption and bad influence may be easy to pursue. Author Oscar Wilde attempts to highlight that corruption may not come in the form of materials, but also in the forms of friends, society, etc. Dorian’s youth is easily corrupted by the influence of not only Lord Henry but also by the society and the substances which he chooses to use and abuse now and then. The corruption takes a

  • Homosexuality in Wilde's Picture of Dorian Grey

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    allegory of doomed, forbidden passion. The relationship between Lord Henry and Dorian, as well as Basil and Dorian is, clearly Homoerotic and must’ve shocked Victorian society. Although Wilde halts short of stating that Basil and Lord Henry have sexual feelings for Dorian , the language he uses to describe their devotion for Dorian is unmistakably the language of deep, romantic intimacy. “Tell me more about Mr. Dorian Gray. How often do you see him?”. “Every day. I couldn’t be happy if I didn’t

  • The Picture of Dorian Grey, by Oscar Wilde

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    and is filled with hardships and trouble over “doing the right thing”. One quality cannot be held without losing the other, due to their conflicting natures. While the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray brings out the central question “Is it better to pursue Aesthetics or Morality?” it describes the life of Dorian Gray, who constantly sought to maintain his appearance at the cost of his morals, and answers the question by revealing the consequences of living Mr. Gray’s “beautiful” lifestyle. In the

  • The Picture of Dorian Grey: A Literay Analysis

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    later meets Dorian and entrances him with his words, causing Dorian to become vain after he sees his portrait and how beautiful he is. After viewing his picture he becomes overwhelmed with grief because the portrait will always be younger than he is and hastily trades his soul to “be always young” (pg. 27). Not soon after Dorian finds himself engaged to Sibyl, a beautiful actress, only to scorn her and call it off after her dreadful performance. She commits suicide and Henry gives Dorian a book that

  • The Picture of Dorian Grey, by Oscar Wilde

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    and is filled with hardships and trouble over “doing the right thing”. One quality cannot be held without losing the other, due to their conflicting natures. While the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray brings out the central question “Is it better to pursue Aesthetics or Morality?” it describes the life of Dorian Gray, who constantly sought to maintain his appearance at the cost of his morals, and answers the question by revealing the consequences of living Mr. Gray’s “beautiful” lifestyle. In the

  • Essay on the Human Spirit in Frankenstein and Picture of Dorian Grey

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    Similarities of the Human Spirit in Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Grey      The human spirit is one of the most beautiful forces in the world, but it is also one of the most vulnerable. In the novels Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, this idea of the human spirit is portrayed clearly. Both novels have similar aspects about the human spirit, but they also have their differences. Both novels have main characters who

  • Analysis of Oscar Wilde´s The Picture of Dorian Grey

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    Wilde 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;

  • Innocence to Corruption in Oscar Wilde´s The Picture of Dorian Grey

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    The power of influence takes a hold of Dorian Gray, transforming him from an innocent youth to a corrupt and deceitful man. Dorian’s character begins slowly deteriorating with the introduction of Lord Henry. Wilde portrays Lord Henry as a self-centered man. He perceptively creates a domino effect by influencing Dorian’s morals and altering his character. Oscar Wilde demonstrates negative influence throughout The Picture of Dorian Gray using a dark tone, intriguing imagery, and ominous diction, thus

  • The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde and a Selection of Sherlock Holmes Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    investigate The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde and a selection of Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Both books represent the city differently in some aspects, and in others, share similarities. Point one: dirty Dorian Gray is set in the late 19th century, in the middle of the decadent artistic movement, meaning Dorian would have been a fictitious contemporary of Wilde. Although the Victorian period was plagued with conservative views , Wilde has used Dorian to express the double

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