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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Summary: In "The Picture of Dorian Gray," evil is personified in the title character, a man who uses evil to obtain eternal youth. The seven deadly sins are a key theme in the novel by Oscar Wilde.
Can evil really take over your body? Indeed it can, by making a selfish wish of being young forever. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a perfect example of this. In The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde symbolism, personification, figurative language, good, evil, and the seven deadly sins showed the peculiar ways of Dorian Gray and his sinful life. Symbolism is used to represent good and evil as well as figurative language to portray the good and evil throughout the story. In the process of Dorian's self-centered wish of giving his soul to the portrait so he could be young forever.

"How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June. . . . If it were only the other way! If it were I who...

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