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Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray

Summary: The novel ends with Dorian making a last, sad attempt to convince Lord Henry to stop influencing him. When Dorian tries to destroy the portrait, he is in effect killing himself. The portrait held his soul and without soul one can surely no longer live. It was only a matter of time until his career of hedonism at the expense of others was over. Ironically, at the height of his success as an author Oscar, brought an unsuccessful libel suit against his lover's father. His actions backfired and he ended up getting two years in jail for gross indecency. He was in a sad state. Oscar Wilde died in a rundown part of Paris in 1900 in total ignominy
Oscar Wilde and

Dorian Gray

The sixteenth of October 1854, a child was born into a garden for his intellect to grow. The name on the birth certificate was Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde. He was to be one of the most thought-provoking characters of the 18th and 19th centuries, and also one of the most provocative. He was a very interesting man.

His parents were William Wilde and Lady Jane Francesca Wilde. Oscar's father was a prominent eye and ear surgeon. His mother, Jane, was a big supporter of Irish independence and a poetess, critic, and supporter of women's rights. She was a very good picture of what Oscar would turn out to be. He had one brother, Willie, who had two years on Oscar. He was also no doubt a very large influence on Oscar.

Oscar lived in a very rich aristocratic society. At...

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