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  • 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...
  • Novel The Picture Of Dorian Grey
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    The Destruction 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 are influenced greatly by someone...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Church And God As Arch Bishop
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    Before being named Arch Bishop, Becket found his pride in serving Henry and performing his duties as his Lord Chamberlain, all the while searching for his true honor and pride. He found them to be defending the honor of God and the Church after he became Arch Bishop. Becket always found his pride in accomplishing his obligations whether it be to the Church and God as Arch Bishop or to Henry as Lord Chamberlain. After becoming Arch Bishop, Becket realizes that he's unworthy and has been a shallow...
  • Thomas Becket And Henry II
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    "Friendship often does collapse over such unjust ideas. ' This quote alone illustrates the dissolution of friendship that occurs between Thomas Becket and Henry II in early English history. What would one think if a trusted friend turns on them and stabs them in the back? Certain situations in the lives of Thomas Becket and Henry II build up then dissolve their friendship. Thomas Becket and Henry II create and strengthen their friendship in many ways. First of all, King Henry II appoints Becket ...

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