Essays Tagged: "Dorian Gray"

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

The Picture Of Dorian Gray is yet another novel portraying evil. The theme is very much reflected by the book's set ... il created by one's self and thrusted upon one's self. The power of greed and selfishness take over Dorian Gray and create an ugly evil side to him.The mid eighteenth century was a very influential er ... s a very influential era, specially in England. This period judged much upon appearance and status. Dorian was a very wealthy, intelligent man with a very high status. He knew the very influential and ...

(4 pages) 121 0 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" (by Oscar Wilde) - brief plot outline - character analysis - critical evaluation

The Picture of Dorian Gray(Oscar Wilde)Plot OutlineThe story is about a handsome and eloquent young man named Doria ... llward, who, inspired by his extraordinary beauty, makes a portrait of him.Basil, extremely fond of Dorian, does not want him to get in contact with his friend, Lord Henry Wotton, a sinister aristocra ... in influence to other people. His cynical outlook on life, his "mental poison" should not come into Dorian's mind. But Against Basil's wishes, the two meet, and Dorian is immediately taken by Lord Hen ...

(6 pages) 117 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Short synopsis and author biography followed by an analysis on the use of aestheticism in the novel.

The Picture of Dorian Gray was Oscar Wilde's first and only novel. It was written in 1890, when Wilde was thirty-fi ... e only one novel, he composed other literary works and became a dramatist soon after The Picture of Dorian Gray was published. His plays include Lady Windemere's Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest, ... lde responded with a libel suit, even knowing that the charge was true. Pasages from The Picture of Dorian Gray were used against him in court and he was sentenced to two years of imprisonment and har ...

(6 pages) 122 0 4.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Widle and "The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Elliot.

Aestheticism figures prominently in both The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; each work, however, has a specific paradigm: Do ... hin modern culture. The drawing rooms of Prufrock are listless, full of desultory imagery; while in Dorian Gray they are alive: the idle bandying of public art and popular philosophy becomes vivid, a ... ures in which high society is indulgent to the exclusion of realism. Aestheticism in The Picture of Dorian Gray is an intellectual rejection of the contemporary realities of society. From the beginnin ...

(4 pages) 74 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Oscar Wilde's "Picture of Dorian Gray" and the hedonistic effect on the characters.

"Hedonism"By Jessica ShelbyOscar Wilde'sThe Picture of Dorian Gray is a prime example of hedonism, a movement in the late 1800's that claims pleasure to be ... 's that claims pleasure to be the prime goal in one's life. The focus of the novel is the beauty of Dorian Gray, his self-destructive search for pleasure, and the corruption of both the lives he has e ... own soul. Beauty and pleasure are the focus of all characters and scenes depicted in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde's timeless novel vividly portrays the hedonism ideals as the theme of the Picture ...

(3 pages) 101 2 4.2 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Character Analysis: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray ---- A young man that comes from a broken family, and a life of pain. He and Basil Hallw ... family, and a life of pain. He and Basil Hallward had met at a party and instantly become friends. Dorian visits Basil everyday, until he meets Basil's friend Lord Henry. Dorian is fascinated with wh ... enry. Dorian is fascinated with what Lord Henry tells him. Basil had painted a beautiful picture of Dorian. Mr. Gray had mixed emotions about the painting, all because of what Lord Henry had said to h ...

(3 pages) 58 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of the Plot

he book, which contribute to the overall plot of the book. The three being Sibyl's death along with Dorian's lack of sympathy, the changing of the portrait and lastly the fast foreword of the book by ... he fast foreword of the book by 18 years. In the beginning of chapter nine Basil had entered Dorian's home hoping to console Dorian due to the suicide of Sibyl Vane. Dorian took the situation v ...

(3 pages) 33 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Real Face in the Art: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" - Oscar Wilde

e real face much better than the mirror can reflect it.I consider Oscar Wilde's work The Picture of Dorian Gray to be a great example of how powerful, effective and influential the art can be. In this ... effective and influential the art can be. In this book it is the painter Basil Hallward, who made a Dorian's portrait so perfect like the reflection of him in the mirror. Later in the book the portrai ...

(6 pages) 32 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

eal face much better than the mirror can reflect it.1. I consider Oscar Wilde's work The Picture of Dorian Gray to be a great example of how powerful, effective and influential the art can be. In this ... effective and influential the art can be. In this book it is the painter Basil Hallward, who made a Dorian's portrait so perfect like the reflection of him in the mirror. Later in the book the portrai ...

(6 pages) 39 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

are hidden.The notion of inner and outer beauty is perfectly presented in the novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde. The story described in this book shows how the external attractiveness ... ior things. Even the worst deeds are forgotten if your beauty is extraordinary. The main character, Dorian Gray is an example of a person from a higher class. This twenty-year old and extremely handso ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Compare and analyse the selected texts ["Dorian Gray" and "Perfume: Story of a Murderer"] with specific reference to values and contextual influences.

ering gothic portrayal of the hypocritical Victorian life is found in Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray". Both novels have their share of contextual influences that assists the reflection of s ... destructive journey that brought about the murders of twenty-four adolescent girls. The Picture of Dorian Gray illustrates the tragic story of a wealthy and peculiarly beautiful young man who surrend ...

(7 pages) 18 1 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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Word count - 556 Philosophies Affecting Character Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray delves into the thoughts and philosophies of two nineteenth century London socialites, L ... to the thoughts and philosophies of two nineteenth century London socialites, Lord Henry Wotton and Dorian Gray. The two characters vary greatly in personality, Dorian most often learning and Lord Hen ...

(2 pages) 377 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Dorian gray

"The content of the writing brings you directly into the author's mind." In the novel, Dorian Gray, the author, Oscar Wilde, related the values during the 19th century through his charact ... sed through his novel-"Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks of me: Dorian what I would like to be" On the surface, Dorian Gray is an example of a typical ideal aristoc ... ple of a typical ideal aristocrat during the time which Oscar Wilde lived in. Throughout the novel, Dorian goes through stages in his life that leads to his self-absorbed and corrupted character. His ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Picture of Dorian Gray

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is Oscar Wilde's only novel and one of his most celebrated ... land at its time.The story took place in Victorian England where a young and handsome gentleman, Mr Dorian Gray lived his luxurious and fashionable life. His friend, the painter Basil Hallward painted ... pturing the boy's youth, innocence and beauty. His state of mind developed from pure to poisoned as Dorian evolved himself with Lord Henry Wotton, and he received corrupting influences from the amoral ...

(1 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Use of Mirrors

In the controversial novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray," the only published novel written by Oscar Wilde, the protagonist Dorian Gray begins to ... , the protagonist Dorian Gray begins to indulge the idea of hedonism from fellow friend Lord Henry. Dorian adores his beauty so much that he wishes the painting Basil Hallward is painting of him to gr ... painting of him to grow old in his place. As a matter a fact, the portrait does age with every sin Dorian commits, and Dorian's outward appearance remains unchanged. The portrait is a reflection of d ...

(3 pages) 2212 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

'The Picture of Dorian Gray' or a Special Type of paragone

'The Picture of Dorian Gray' ora Special Type of paragoneIt has often been said about Oscar Wilde that he is an auth ... de that he is an author who applies his theoretical principles to his artistic work. The Picture of Dorian Gray is probably the best example which illustrates this tendency. As a result of his inclina ... the other hand, a lot of reflections from 'The critic as artist' are transferred to The Picture of Dorian Gray, sometimes word for word as an explicit intention of the author to quote himself, a fact ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers