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    Edwin Drood Essay Theme

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    is Drood? And what is going on? The scenes of the play gradually resolves into a opium den, where an unnamed man awakes from his drugged state and realizes himself in the presents of a china man, a lascar, and a haggard woman. The unnamed man listens closely to the drugged mumbling of all three of the companions, but instead he finds them all to be unintelligible, which seems to reassure him. Later he leaves the opium. Edwin Drood was a story based on a mysterious murder where Drood had passed and

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    throughout the novel, allows the readers to have a more understanding of what the characters beliefs and traits are and allow them to enjoy the novel more. Symbolism gives the readers a visualization of what the self-portrait, yellow book, and the opium dens represent. The way Wilde words the diction in the novel, allows the reader to have an opinion on what he or she thinks the writing style is. In the novel and other pieces of work, Wilde was known for intentionally confusing the diction and phrases(Reader

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    Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

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    became a very loathsome man on the inside while still remaining young and beautiful on the outside. In The Picture of Dorian Gray, there were quite a few symbols. Three of these symbols were opium dens, James Vane, and the yellow book. The opium dens represent Dorian Gray’s state of mind. He uses the opium to try to forget his actions, just as he tries to rationalize these actions so he can ignore his consci... ... middle of paper ... ...to find, Dorian, an old disfigured man lying dead on the

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    dormitory sections in wildes vision of the big city’(p51). Dorian seems ignorant to the plight of people around him less fortunate. He uses this depressing environment as escapism, despite being inescapable to the poor people who live in the area whom opium dens, prostitution and filth are a reality. (Elman,154) P2-Sherlock Holmes-copper beeches) An alternative view of being able to disguise is that it is hard to realise that Holmes is one of these disguised people too. Holmes is a rational man in his

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    The Perversion of Dorian's Soul in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray The soul is thought to be an immaterial entity coexisting with our bodies which is credited with the faculties of thought, action, and emotion.  It is the part of our body which is believed to live on after the body dies.  In Oscar Wilde's, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the main character, Dorian Gray, destroys the innocence of his soul and becomes corrupt. He becomes corrupt by failing to live a life of virtue.  The main

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    In a London studio, Basil Hallward puts the finishing touches on his most recent portrait, that of a young man. Lord Henry, who is visiting with Basil, asks about the young man's identity, but Basil declines to answer. Basil never intends to exhibit the painting, 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

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray

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    “There were passions in him that would find their terrible outlet, dreams that would make the shadow of the real evil” (Wilde,115). The author reveals pleasure as the driving force of many characters within Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, but this search for pleasure becomes fatal once taken into the hands of Dorian Gray. Throughout the novel Dorian Gray changes his opinion on pleasure based on what he requires in order to escape reality. With each death and misdeed he is responsible for;

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    facing the horrible changes of his portrait, Dorian started blaming the painter who should not painted of him so that he murdered the painter. Dorian did not really feel guilty about the death of the painter and he still went to the poor area taking opium as enjoying the “new hedonism” which Lord Henry taught him. And, he was even addicted it so that he did not care anyone’s death. From the yellow book, Dorian found out he was similar to the hero that he treated it as scripture so he bought a lot

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    Dorian Gray Group Assignment

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    1. This quote reveals Dorian’s acknowledgement of his double life. On the surface, he must maintain a facade of unadulterated youth and innocence. Internally, he is reeling from murdering Basil Hallward, as we see the after effects of what could be arguably called Dorian’s most nefarious act. Yet he keeps his ebullition from view and greets guests with his beauty. In a way, we can see the extent of Dorian’s corruption, as he performs the very act of the portrait himself. The twisted deed is kept

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    Inner and outer beauty in Dorian Gray

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    The term ‘beauty’ may have very relative significance. Something can be beautiful for us, but ugly for other people. The external beauty of a person is often the first thing that we pay attention to. This is the result of the association of beauty with good and ugliness with evil. Through the outer appearance we make a general opinion about a given person. Such a way of thinking may be very misleading. In order to get to know the person we need to look to the inside – into the soul. This is the place

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