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  • Beautiful And Young Face Of 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 ...
  • Lord Henry Bestows On Dorian
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    In London, England, the well-known artist Basil Hallward becomes obsessed with the beauty of a wealthy young gentleman, Dorian Gray. He paints Dorian's portrait, and introduces him to Lord Henry Wotton, a clever nobleman who enjoys embracing the sensibilities of his friends by advocating selfishness, praising youth and beauty, and celebrating the pursuit of pleasure. Dorian, captivated with Lord Henry's ideas, looks at his beautiful portrait and wishes impulsively that its image would grow old, ...
  • Striking Beauty Of Young Dorian Gray
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    Novel Analysis The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel by Oscar Wilde. The genre of this novel can be classified as a comedy of manners or a gothic novel. The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Another version with an additional six chapters was published in 1891. One of the major themes in the novel was the Supremacy of Beauty and Youth. A very attractive man has a portrait painted of himself, and after being warned of the mortality of his youth t...
  • Lord Henry Changes Dorian With The Belief
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    The Picture of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aestheticism The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is the story of moral corruption by the means of aestheticism. In the novel, the well meaning artist Basil Hallward presets young Dorian Gray with a portrait of himself. After conversing with cynical Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian makes a wish which dreadfully affects his life forever. 'If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that I would give everything! Ye...
  • Dorian's Love For Sybil
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    The influence of evil can take over a whole community. Not only can it take over a whole community, it can also take over the soul. In the short novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, a young, attractive man named Dorian Gray is influenced to seek pleasure in beautiful things. His main influence is Lord Henry, a friend of Dorian, who teaches him hedonistic beliefs, the belief that only pleasure is the sole good in life. However, these beliefs make Dorian more intrigued by evil and th...
  • Lord Henry Changes Dorian With The Beliefs
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    The Comparison of Dorian Gray to Lord Henry and Sibyl Vane Oscar Wilde's 19th century The Picture of Dorian Gray portrays a young, na " ive man, Dorian Gray, who begins to change because of Lord Henry Wotton's negative influence on him; likewise, Dorian influences Sibyl Vane as a result of Henry's influence on him. Because of Henry's influence, Dorian's attitude towards women and his respect for women change for the worse. Because of Dorian's influence on Sibyl, she commits suicide. Wilde first ...
  • 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...
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray
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    The Supremacy of Youth and Beauty - The first principle of aestheticism, the philosophy of art by which Oscar Wilde lived, is that art serves no other purpose than beauty. Throughout The Picture of Dorian Gray, beauty reigns. It is a means to revitalize the wearied senses as indicated by the effect that Hallward's painting has on the cynical Lord Henry. It is also as a means of escaping the brutalities of the world, as Dorian distances himself from the horrors of his actions (not to mention his ...
  • Lord Henry Taunts Dorian
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    "Those who find ugly meaning in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault". (Oscar Wilde). Dorian Gray is an example of a typical ideal aristocrat during the time which Oscar Wilde lived. Throughout the novel, Dorian goes through stages in his life that leads to his self-absorbed and corrupted character. His curiosity of life strives him to explore these stages. He believes he is living in an age of continual crisis, searching for a deeper meaning in his life. It the b...
  • 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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