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The Relationship between Dorian Gray, Basil Hallward and Lord Henry Wotton

Summary: Analyzes the Oscar Wilde novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, a story about debauchery and corruption of innocence and well known as a "Gothic melodrama." Examines Dorian's friends, their relation to him and how they influence him.
Set in the late 19th Century, Oscar Wilde wrote his only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, which is a story about debauchery and corruption of innocence and well known as a "Gothic melodrama." Violent twists and a sneaky plot make this novel a distinct reflection of human pride and corrupt nature.

Before we examine the quality of the error that Dorian Gray commits, we should first examine his friends and their relation to him because Dorian falls into this error with a little help from his friends.

1. The relationship between Dorian Gray and Basil Hallward

Though Wilde wrote in the preface to this book that " To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim", we can still trace the shadow of the author himself in all of the three major characters.

Basil Hallward, the artist who had...

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