The Picture Of Dorian Grey
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A Picture Of Dorian Gray
840 wordsOscar Wilde, author of The Picture of Dorian Gray, makes Basil's lifechangedrastically 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 who creates his own downfall, not Dorian. Wilde introduces Basil to Dorian when Basil begins to notice Dorianstaring atom at a party. Basil "suddenly beca...
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Alfred Lord Tennyson Lived Their Lives
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760 wordsThe Picture of Dorian Gray Summary of novel: Dorian Gray, the beautiful, talented, charming young man, has managed to capture the hearts of both men and women alike during nineteenth-century England. His incredible purity has attracted Lord Henry Wotton, who vies for his attention with Basil Hallward, a trusting and gentle artist. Basil, having poured his soul into a wonderful portrait of Dorian, resents the recent closeness between Lord Henry and the boy. The portrait that Basil did of Dorian t...
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971 words? The content of the writing brings you directly into the author? s mind. ? In the novel, Dorian Gray, the author, Oscar Wilde, related the values during the 19 th century through his characters. His personality and view of life is expressed through his novel-" Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks of me: Dorian what I would like to be? On the surface, Dorian Gray is an example of a typical ideal aristocrat during the time which Oscar Wilde lived in. Througho...
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443 wordsLord Henry Wotton's Faustian Pact Liana R. Prieto (Spring 1996) Society shapes the people living within it. The high-class British world of the 19 th century holds youth and beauty above much more important qualities. Dorian Gray is neither mature nor knowledgeable of the world surrounding him when the reader first encounters him. Society, in the form of Lord Henry Wotton, tells him that he is presently at the peak of his life. Convinced he has nothing to look forward to, Dorian makes a wish he ...
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Dorian Gray Commits Suicide
504 wordsMain 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 Hallward> 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 ...
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357 wordsIn the early chapters of The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, we are introduced to a young and na? ve character, Dorian Gray. Wilde's descriptions of the young man create a picture of an innocent yet easily influenced Dorian, who is just beginning to learn what the adult world is all about. He is happy and handsome, yet when he is introduced to Lord Henry, he begins to experiment a little bit more on the side of sin. He becomes obsessed with youth and beauty, and he says that he would giv...
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Picture Of Dorian Gray Youth And Beauty
958 wordsIn London, England, the well-known artist Basil Hallward becomes obsessed with the beauty of a wealthy young gentleman, Dorian Gray. He paints Dorians 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 Henrys ideas, looks at his beautiful portrait and wishes impulsively that its image would grow old, wh...
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