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Essay | The Picture of Dorian Gray

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Summary: A summary, review, character analysis, and analysis of memorable quotes from Oscar Wilde's novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Summary

Dorian Gray is an impressionable young man, with extraordinarily good looks. He meets two new friends, Basil and Lord Henry. Basil is an artist who finds himself captivated by this young man, and paints him frequently. Lord Henry is a good friend of Basil, and a socialite in the London upper-class. Lord Henry is a believer of the "New-Hedonism" mentality of pleasure seeking and beauty instead of morality. Dorian is introduced to this concept, and makes a wish in desperation. He realizes his own mortality and the fleeting of beauty, so he bargains his soul for the ability to stay young while his portrait takes the effects of aging in his stead. He realizes that his wish comes true, and the picture is indeed showing the effects of his actions as well as age. In his New-Hedonist ways, Dorian's lack of morales brought on...

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