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  • Dorian And Basil End
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    A Picture of Dorian Gray Basil's Changes As Related To Wilde's Opinion On Art Oscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes Basil's by having him paint a portrait of Dorian Gray and express too much of himself in it, which, in Wilde's mind, is a troublesome obstacle to circumvent. Wilde believes that the artist should not portray any of himself in his work, so when Basil does this, it is he who creates his own downfall, not Dorian. Wilde introduces Basil to Dorian when Basil begins to...
  • Evil The Picture Of Dorian Gray
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    The Picture of Dorian Gray: Evil The Picture Of Dorian Gray is yet another novel portraying evil. The theme is very much reflected by the book's setting, plot structure. It shows how individuals can slowly deteriorate because of the evil lying within themselves. The evil of this book is the evil created by one's self and trusted upon one's self. The power of greed and selfishness take over Dorian Gray and create an ugly evil side to him. The mid eighteenth century was a very influential era, spe...
  • 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
    995 words
    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...
  • Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Gray
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    How Art Relates to Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel about a young, handsome, and vain man who has his portrait painted, and impulsively wishes that he could forever remain just as handsome as he is in the painting -- that the painting would age instead of him. He gets his wish in a most eerie way; as, with passing years, he becomes increasingly dissolute and evil, while the changes that one would expect to appear on his face are reflected in the portrait instead. W...
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray
    359 words
    Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray. Introduction Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray Author: Oscar Wilde Publisher: Lippincott's Monthly Magazine Year: 1890 Type of book: Tragedy II. Summary of the Plot A. Lord Henry Wotton and Basil Hayward become good friends with Dorian Gray, the young model that Basil uses for his paintings. They grow greatly fascinated by the boy and take a great liking in him. Basil is finishing a picture of Adonis using Dorian as the model. Upon completion, Dorian is fascina...
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray
    517 words
    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 ...
  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray And Dr Faustus
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    Starting with greed and temptation, then with a sense of immortality and cold heartedness, and ending with destruction of one's morals and soul, without repentance, one will be forever punished. In the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, the main character trades his soul for that which he most desires, eternal youth and beauty. He ends up dying after living a tormented life because he had done so much damage to his soul. Similarly, in Dr. Fasutus, a play by Christopher Marlowe, a...

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