Sibyl falls head over heels in love with Dorian Gray, willing to commit her life to him after only two weeks. Lady Henry hardly knows her husband, to whom she has been married for some time. Because neither woman is in a stable and comfortable situation, both eventually take drastic measures to move on. Therefore, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, both Sibyl Vane and Lady Henry are weak, flighty, and naive. The weakness of women is found in various forms throughout the text. Henry refers to women as "a decorative sex" and that "they never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly." (Wilde 43) Nowhere is this better supported than during Lady Henry's conversation with Dorian Gray. Speaking blatantly about nothing in particular, the young woman rambles from her husband's views to parties and flowers. Without even so much as a pause to breathe, the young woman continues to talk down herself, probably not consciously, explaining that though she loves music, she is afraid of how it makes her feel, as if it is a crime to enjoy and feel passion for the arts. She then stumbles into admitting her love for the musicians themselves, leading to question how much she actually enjoys music. It is as if she meets or learns of a stunning new artist and then chooses her fascination with the sound. Following her rant on musicians, Lady Henry finds herself on the topic of foreigners. She uses this opportunity to point out that her husband's guest has not attended any of her parties. It is during this conversation with Dorian, that Lady Henry's character is completely revealed. She admits to Dorian that she "always hear[s] Harry's views from his friends." (42) Not only does Lady Henry act as a naive wife, but also a submissive one. She tells Dorian how much she worships pianists, "sometimes two at a time, Harry tells me." (42) Therefore, the woman has now admitted that she can not think for herself. It does not appear to disturb her, though, that she lacks
Homoerotic codes in The Picture of Dorian Gray
Luljeta Muriqi A60 Literary Seminar Spring 2007 Department of English Lund University Supervisor: C. Wadsjö Lecaros
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INTRODUCTION................................................................1 AESTHETICISM .................................................................2 HELLENISM .......................................................................4 Art .................................................................….
purpose. In this sense the most significant moral of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is that the supreme task of the individual is to realize fully, and from within, one’s own identity. Dorian exemplifies the drama of his troubles on the rough journey to find his identity from influences of a conceited hedonistic friend, and in the sacrifices of morals seeking irrevocable pleasures through irrevocable sins.
The impressionable young Dorian proves to be as interesting a thing to analyze in his….
favorite book is ’’The picture of Dorian Gray’’ wrote by Oscar Wilde. The meeting whis this book has changed my point of view on such aspects of life like youth, friendship, love, beauty, eternal life and death. I found a new reality which was completely different from my personal world.
"I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."
— Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
The Picture of Dorian Gray was Oscar Wilde's only novel….
Languages and International Studies, VNU, Hanoi
The NATURE of LOVE between
DORIAN GRAY and SYBIL VANE
Nguyen Thu Trang
This essay argues that Oscar Wilde’s novel. The picture of Dorian Gray is a charming novel which has many conflicts.
There is an external conflict between Dorian Gray and Sybil Vane. He falls in love with Sybil, an actress performing Shakespeare in the theatre as his speech “Why should….
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel written by Oscar Wilde in 1890. The book was written during the Victorian era, a period of time that brought Britain several changes concerning technology, science, culture, religion and others. The Picture of Dorian Gray talks about a character called Dorian Gray, who is a young and handsome man that owned a portrait of himself. An artist and friend called Basil Hallward painted it. The artwork was different from a normal painting. It showed Dorian’s physical….
The book treats the history of Dorian Gray, a charming and beautiful boy who lived in London and who belonged to a noble family. When he met Basil Hallward, a painter, Dorian became the inspiration of this artist to make an authentic work of art: A picture based on the own Dorian Gray. This picture was considered the best of the works of Basil Hallward has ever done, to such a point that Dorian liked very much and, under the influence of a friend of Basil, Lord….
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Love Always Turns Tragic
Love Always turns tragic. The two novels “The picture of Dorian Gray” and “The great Gatsby” shows us why through the love stories they both contain in the novels, greed, as well as how it all ends in a tragedy for them both. People will always want more and never settle for what they have which is where the greed comes in play. Love is like a box of chocolates; you never know what to expect which leads us to tragedy. Tragedy will always occur….
against your lilies and your roses. You will become sallow, and hollow-cheeked, and dull-eyed. You will suffer horribly.... Ah! realize your youth while you have it.”
As Wilde progresses the narrative, Dorian obsesses about his perfect image. His humanity fails to fend off imperfections and mistakes, and Dorian changes as a result. His skin begins to crack, his Adonis-like figure starts to soften, and his soul dives into a deep depression. In a last attempt at redemption, he mentally molds his environment….
“The picture of Dorian Gray”
I want to tell you about the famous novel “The picture of Dorian Gray” which was written by Oscar Wilde. “The picture of Dorian Gray” is the only published novel of this writer.
Some words about Oscar Wilde. He was born on the 16 of October in 1854 in Dublin, Ireland and died on the 30 of November in 1900 in Paris. He was the second of 3 children. He was an Irish writer and poet. He became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered….
(including word choices, syntax, and distinctive metaphors or patterns of imagery) to two of the following texts: “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”. What purposes do these different styles serve? You should ground your argument on careful analyses of at least one significant passage from each text you discuss.
“The Picture of Dorian Gray”:
Symbols: The author's attempts to represent areas of human experience that ordinary….