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  • Dorian Gray's Good Looks
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    The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn. From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branch...
  • Wilde's Novel The Picture Of Dorian Gray
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    When an artist composes a great piece of work, he puts his heart into it. Part of that person is invested into its creation, which makes it more than just a statue in the park, or a picture on a wall. In Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, more than the artist's heart is put into his painting. Basil Hallward, an artist, paints an amazing lifelike portrait of a man named Dorian Gray. From the moment that these two men met, it was clear that Hallward was infatuated with Gray, and there...
  • Lord Henry To Dorian
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    The Picture of Dorian Gray KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS SETTING The novel is set in London at the end of the nineteenth century; one chapter is set at Dorian Gray's country estate, Selby Royal. CHARACTERS MAJOR CHARACTERS Basil Hallward - the artist who paints the portrait of Dorian Gray. He is so enamored of Dorian Gray that he feels himself dominated by Dorian. His art changes when he paints Dorian Gray. He is eventually murdered by Dorian Gray when he tries to urge Dorian to reform himself. Lord Hen...
  • Portrait Of Dorian Gray
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    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 but of sin. The main reason for his transformation can be attributed mostly to a portrait...
  • Dr Faustus Vs Dorian Gray
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    Deals With the Devil In the books The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dr. Faustus, both protagonists are lured into the world of evil, but by different forces. Dorian Gray and Dr. Faustus both sell their souls to the devil. However, Dorian Gray deals with the devil unknowingly, and Dr. Faustus conjures the devil. After Dorian sells his soul, he becomes an immoral criminal, and even resorts to murder. After Dr. Faustus sells his soul, he lives frivolously and entertains himself through practical jokes...
  • Mr Bytes Causes John
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    At the beginning of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Basil paints a portrait of Dorian Gray. Throughout the novel, Dorian is viewed and is treated by the world as art. As art, Dorian is constantly changed by the influences of his different artists. The most influential and main artist of Dorian is Lord Henry. Lord Henry corrupts Dorian into a vain, selfish, arrogant, hedonistic, and cruel man. A similar artist to art relation exists between Mr. Bytes and John Merrick in the Elephant Ma...
  • Used Columns Their System
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    Greek Architecture Greek influence is vis able in everything that we have today. Our laws, cities and even our system of government all come from aspects of greek civilization, but maybe what we have been influenced the most gy the greeks is in architecture. Maybe the reason this is, is that it was a new form of architecture that had little to do with function and everything to do with looks. A good example is the Greek temple. They were built in honor of the gods, but the architects were most l...
  • Portrait Of Dorian Gray
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    According to the nurture theory of the evolution of human behavior, when a child is first brought into the world it has no basis or idea of how to perceive things. The child is pure and innocent. It is naive to its surroundings, depending on the guidance of those around it to show it the way. When a child is born, most are accompanied by loving nurses, doctors, and parents. The moment this child encounters these other beings, the influences upon the individual begins. Their parents and peers inf...
  • Portrait Of Dorian Gray
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    THE USE OF SYMBOLS IN OSCAR WILDE'S THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY What is a symbol In the broadest sense of the word, a symbol can be anything that signifies something else (Peepre: 58). Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure's dyadic theory of signs can well be applied when talking of literary symbols; after all, symbols are signs and vice versa. Central concepts in Saussure's theory are signifier and signified, which together constitute the sign itself. In The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde is playi...
  • Dorian
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    Main characters: Dorian Gray- 20 years old at the beginning of the book and around 40 at the end. A very handsome young man. he stays young because he sold his soul to the devil. Lord Henry Wotton- An intelligent man who has a theory for every- thing. He has alot of influence on Dorian. Basil Hall ward- An artist, painter. He gets his inspiration from Dorian. He worships Dorian. He gets killed by Dorian later on. Theme- The moral corruption of a young man who enters into a pact with the devil in...
  • Ssthe Portrait Of Dorian Gray
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    They say Oscar Wilde wrote about Dorian Gray's life in his novel entitled! SSThe portrait of Dorian Gray!" , but I tend to believe he wrote about the character's stolen life, his death state in fact. My paper will attempt to prove this argument in order to reach a more general conclusion regarding the real main theme of the novel! SSThe Picture of Dorian Gray!" . The painted portrait of the main character stands for a work of art first of all and, as we know, one of the main characteristics of a...
  • Lord Henry To Dorian
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    The "Picture of Dorian Gray" is the only novel of Oscar Wilde, English author of Irish descendancy. At the time it was first published (1890), the novel provoked a hostile reaction in the British press and reading public. The main reason the book provoked this kind of reaction was it's perceived lack of morality and moral messages. Luckily, the worldviews about morality and freedom of expression have changed in the past century and so "The picture of Dorian Gray" is known today as one of the bes...
  • Dorian And Narcissus End
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    Dorian Gray and The Narcissus The myth of Narcissus is a good illustration of the damage that total self? love can do to a person. There is a misconception about narcissistic people. This confusion is the belief that narcissistic people are in love with themselves, but according to the DSM? criteria published in 1989, the narcissus is not in love with himself, but in fact in love with his reflection. This does not mean that a narcissus has no love for others, but it is miss-directed love. They g...

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